Residents of the inundated California city are angry that they were not given more warning that a disaster was imminent.
“If the first time a resident is aware that they need to get out of a home is when they see a firefighter in a boat, then clearly there has been a failure,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Chest-deep water trapped hundreds of residents in homes and in trees.
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It appears another damn dam is failing. After earlier issuing a flash flood warning, Reno Weather Service warned residents “This is not a drill” as County Emergency Managers noted a Dam Retention Pond is full and overflowing into drainages.
The initial tweet from NWS is quite concerning…
— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) February 21, 2017
But, the good news is that there has been no dam failure… Continue reading »
The California Government assured the citizens that the emergency spillway would not be used in the lake overflow as Oroville Dam’s concrete spillway collapsed due to structural failure at 65,000 CFS release. Now with the lower hydroelectric facility discharge out flow clogged with debris there will be +12,000 CFS flow over top and also authorities will scale back flow from collapsed spillway to 35,000 CFS from 55,000 CFS which means and extra 32,000 CFS will pour over the untested emergency spillway.
THOSE IN THE DRAINAGE BASIN OF THIS DAM NEED TO PREPARE TO POSSIBLY EVACUATE. IF THE ORDER IS GIVEN YOU WILL HAVE LESS THAN 30 MINUTES TO LEAVE. PREPARE NOW.
LIVE WATER HEIGHT REPORTS http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/qu…
In Historic First, Lake Oroville Flows Over Dam’s Emergency Spillway https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/02/07/…
Video showing new mud release down earthen emergency 1960’s spillway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uux0b…
Video Showing emergency spill way from top of dam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVNaP…
KCRA Helicopter footage with ADAPT 2030 arrows and notes overlaid https://www.facebook.com/KCRA3/videos…
Oroville Dam Spillway Failure Full Up to the minute images and comments https://www.metabunk.org/oroville-dam…
Aerial Footage Oroville Dam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7EPK…
Sacramento High Water conditions https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOE…
Dam emergency overtop images https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOE…
32 images of the damage and emergence going on at Oroville http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la…
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The Oroville Dam in California finds itself in a situation with the only way to avert an over top of the dam is using an untested emergency spill way built in the 1960’s as the regular spillway was damaged by a sinkhole and has stopped drainage of the lake. Evacuations are not issued yet, but with more rain on the way this dam will over top into the emergency earth 1960’s drain way. Good Luck to all of you. You may need to evacuate, Please prepare in Advance.
Damage to Dam’s Spillway Worsens as Officials Consider Emergency Measures at 96%-Full Lake Oroville http://ktla.com/2017/02/10/damage-to-…
State data as of Feb. 9, 2017, shows Lake Oroville at 96 percent capacity. (Credit: California Department of Water Resources)
You can’t make this stuff up!
In testimony provided before the California Senate’s Public Safety Committee, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) decided to admit that “half of his family” is residing in the United States illegally and with the possession of falsified Social Security Cards and green cards. Lest you think we’re exaggerating, here is the exact quote:
“…I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB60, if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification. That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.”
The quote came from a hearing being held on SB54, a California Senate bill that was introduced by De Leon that would make the entire state of California a “Sanctuary State” (we discussed SB54 here: “California Considering Legislation To Become First Ever Sanctuary State“). Fast forward to the 1:27:00 mark for the relevant comments from De Leon:
Of course, in a follow-up interview with Larry Mantle of KPCC, De Leon was pressed but minimized the problems associated with not only illegally crossing the border but also committing multiple other federal crimes related to identity theft…sure, what’s the big deal? Per Breitbart: Continue reading »
California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.
Source: Associated Press
California would be the first U.S. state to order such labeling if it carries out the proposal.
Monsanto had sued the nation’s leading agricultural state, saying California officials illegally based their decision for carrying the warnings on an international health organization based in France. Continue reading »
State of emergency declared
25 Jan 2017 – In response to damage inflicted by the “atmospheric river” that hit Northern California this month, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a declaration of emergency.
With rain falling at a rate of almost an inch (2.5 cm) an hour, the storms caused widespread flooding across the county. Later in the week the mountain rain transitioned to record snowfall. Continue reading »
Budgeting can be difficult, particularly for expansive state budgets that require a ton of inputs to support 1,000s of line items each of which can result in massive variances depending on the development of various economic indicators like interest rates, commodity prices, etc. throughout the year.
That said, while forecasting variances are inevitable, we, as taxpayers, generally rely on our expensive budget office employees to at least present annual budgets that reflect sound mathematics and accounting principles. Unfortunately, that seems to be too much to ask of the math-challenged administration of California Governor Jerry Brown which decided to double count certain cost savings and simply “forgot” to incorporate other expenses altogether. Per the LA Times: Continue reading »
I lived in the San Joaquin valley, and saw this myself: CALIFORNIA HAS NO DROUGHT, IT IS A HOAX. THE ISRAELI CONTROLLED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DRAINED THE DAMS ON PURPOSE TO KILL THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND ARE FRONTING AN INTENTIONAL CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY DRAINING THE DAMS AS SOMETHING NATURAL. THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT DROUGHT, THE FOLLOWING PROVES IT:
PHOTOS OF DAM DRAINAGE AS IT HAPPENED – THE END of the California orange
The following photos are absolute proof they drained the dams on purpose, causing severe flooding and NEVER gave california growers a SINGLE DROP for the sole purpose of killing all the orange orchards, grape vineyards and almond groves. It is important to note that with any war effort waged by the usurpers of a conquored government, that fake documentation will be produced by the government to support the lie. That is when you have to use photos to prove that the documents, which show a drought and reduced out flows, are fake. Continue reading »
With over 10 feet of snow falling in the last weeks in California and Colorado, ski resorts closed from too much snow, highways completely cut off and with one storm, California filled all of its reservoirs again. So much for the doom and gloom of the IPCC telling us the drought would intensify due to CO2 warming and Gore told us our children would never know what snow is again.
Scientists can’t get this N. Hemisphere‘s brutal winter forecast correct, yet we should believe 100 years Forecasts (290)
The Massive Amount of Snow in Colorado must be Seen to be Believed http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/m…
Ski resorts closed too much snow http://mashable.com/2017/01/11/tahoe-…
California freeway closed for two days due to snow https://www.iceagenow.info/california…
The outspoken Silicon Valley billionaire and Trump supporter has been discussing a prospective run with advisers.
Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking.
Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has been discussing a prospective bid with a small circle of advisers, including Rob Morrow, who has emerged as his political consigliere.
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Category 5 hurricane winds in California, Cat 3 winds in Colorado, Cat 4 winds in Europe’s blizzards and the media uses a few tweets and a 10 second story to report, but a Cat 1 hurricane and its 24/7 news in summer so the media can hype global warming. All the while refusing to discuss cosmic ray intensity increasing which is the real cause of out of season floods happening globally.Wettest September on Record in Murray Darling http://jennifermarohasy.com/2016/10/w… California floods https://watchers.news/2017/01/09/stor… Hurricane force winds Adriatic https://watchers.news/2017/01/07/arct… http://www.severe-weather.eu/mid-rang… Hurricane force winds California http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/17… Congo Rains http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climatepo… http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01… https://watchers.news/2016/12/30/boma… Unisys Ocean Surface Temperature Map http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sfc… Cold Outbreak Forecasts http://www.amccao.com/ Reports http://www.ac.els-cdn.com/ Global Cloud Topography Daily Update https://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/archdat/g… Cosmic ray monitor http://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/webform/mon… http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/17… Philippines out of season rains http://src.meteopilipinas.gov.ph/repo… Neutron monitor https://wattsupwiththat.com/reference… Cosmic Rays are increasing http://news.spaceweather.com/cosmic-r… Solar Cycle Comparison http://spaceweathernews.com/
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Bill Nye took to Twitter to blame man-made global warming for flooding across Northern California that claimed at least three lives over the weekend.
Nye, who rarely misses a chance to link extreme weather to human activities, suggested California’s flooding meant we’d be better off not pulling out of the United Nations Paris agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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A couple of days ago we highlighted some of the ridiculous new state laws that will go into effect across the country starting today (see “Here Are Some Of The Ridiculous New State Laws That Will Take Effect January 1st – Happy New Year!“). And while there was plenty of lunacy noted within the post, apparently we overlooked one of California’s finest achievements of 2016, namely the legalization of child prostitution.
Now, we know what you’re thinking…California’s liberal lawmakers in Sacramento are certainly well left of center and maybe a bit kooky but they would never do something quite that ridiculous. Well, we had the same thought so we decided to track down the actual text of the legislation, Senate Bill No. 1322, and, unfortunately, they did do something that ridiculous.
Below is the first page of SB1322 which notes that while “existing law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution” SB1322 “would make the above provisions inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age.” Continue reading »
Cold and dry air streamed into parts of Southern California over the weekend, dropping temperatures to record lows. Cold air and weakest sunshine of the year will not allow maximum temperatures to warm much at all for at least the next couple of days. SoCalGas is urging customers to immediately reduce their natural gas use during this critical period to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortages.
According to NWS Los Angeles, record low temperature of -8.8 °C (16 °F) was set at Lancaster Airport on Sunday morning, December 18, breaking the previous record of -8.3 °C (17 °F) set in 1995.
At Santa Maria Airport, a record low temperature of -2.7 °C (27 °F) was set on the same day, breaking the previous record of -2.2 °C (28 °F) degrees set in 1928. Continue reading »
Only in California. California State Senator Kevin de Leon has introduced a bill, SB-54 or the “California Values Act” (because if you disagree with this legislation then you’re obviously just an immoral, racist asshole), that explicitly prohibits “state and local law enforcement agencies” from investigating, detaining, detecting, reporting or arresting people for “immigration enforcement purposes.” Moreover, the bill would force “public schools, hospitals, and courthouses” to establish “safe zones” that “limit immigration enforcement on their
Government is on the verge of completely destroying the economy all because those in power are incapable of managing even a bubblegum machine, rages Armstrong Economics’ Martin Armstrong.
Local cities are desperate for money as their own pensions moving closer to collapsing.
Instead of dealing with the problem, of course, they always choose to just tax the stupid people.
Pasadena city officials are considering whether to tax subscribers of Netflix, Hulu, and other video streaming services under an existing municipal utility tax code that was initially designed for taxing cable television users. Sacramento and dozens of other California cities have similar codes that they are looking to use to tax video streaming. As NYTimes reports, Continue reading »