Concerns Of Dam Failure Prompt Evacuations In Lynchburg, Va.
04 August, 2018, 22:18 | Author: Jason Torres
More than 150 people had been removed from the possible path of dam waters, Luann Hunt, a spokesperson for the city of Lynchburg, told ABC News.
Authorities near Lynchburg in the usa state of Virginia sought to evacuate more than 100 people after weather forecasters warned that heavy rainfall could cause a dam to fail and flood the city.
Late last night, county officials reported that the dam was in danger of "imminent failure," as local first responders shuttled boats into floodwaters to rescue citizens and take them to shelters.
But by early afternoon Friday, officials said the dam was stable, and were considering opening a sluice gate at the dam to help reduce the water in the lake, according to a statement from Lynchburg Water Resources.
Rain has saturated parts of the East for days, with flash-flood watches in effect for millions from Georgia to Vermont.
The Lynchburg Sheriff's Office says the E.C. Glass High School auditorium is available for any residents who are evacuating their homes.
But there was good news on Friday as engineers examined the dam and said it survived in good shape.
In Lynchburg, they are still a little bit anxious because there is rain in the forecast that the water will add to the water in the reservoir and put pressure on this dam. Liberty University, the Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell, is also located in Lynchburg. If you are in low lying areas below the College Lake Dam, you should move to higher ground immediately. The area impacted would be the city of Lynchburg, which is one mile downstream from the dam.
She's always been devoted to her humanitarian work and is looking forward to making an impact with Harry". He continued: " Princess Diana is credited with changing the Royal Family, but she wasn't ideal ".
China has also seen increased affluence among its consumers, which are quick to embrace innovative new technologies and services. It's unclear if the apps now in development would do the same, as Google refused to comment "on speculation about future plans".
In a major speech overnight, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo , announced a $113 million package of new economic initiatives. Government spending by itself "can never address the Indo-Pacific's needs", he added.
This could lead to "dangerous and rapid irregular spreading of a large wildfire", the service said in an advisory. Law enforcement officials said the last four people reported as missing were found safe on Wednesday.
A Reuters witness saw soldiers with sticks beat two people and counted at least five trucks full of soldiers. Both the European Union and USA missions urged the release of the presidential results as soon as possible.
Trump believed the bureau's investigation was over and that Flynn had been cleared, his attorneys claimed. On Monday, Meyers reminded his viewers that Trump said the hacker could be "some guy in New Jersey".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week acknowledging that North Korea also continued to "produce fissile material ". Markey took a dimmer view of North Korea's fulfillment of Kim's pledge made orally to Trump in Singapore.
Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, in an interview published Sunday, told the Kochs to "shut up and get with the program". Trump asserted Tuesday night at a rally in Tampa, Florida, that he's the most popular person in the Republican Party.
Bannon said his team at Tesla is leading the development of the third development of the Autopilot hardware. While investors will be watching production numbers and cash burn, CEO Elon Musk is watching short-sellers.
Sweden is one of 10 European nations that still have reigning royal families. King Karl IX died in 1611 and his wife Queen Kristina died in 1625.
Trump campaigns in Florida, claims ‘most popular’ title
Trump provided no evidence to back up the claim that Democrats were encouraging undocumented immigrants to vote. The Senate will stay in session for most of August, except for a weeklong break scheduled to begin Aug. 6.
Guardiola: I'm going to learn a lot from Maurizio Sarri
Can Sarri get Chelsea off to a winning start, and can Jorginho shine on his Chelsea debut? "Then it depends on the club". City is a huge Club and it is getting bigger and bigger so I just want to say thanks for everything.
Pompeo: North Korea has ‘a ways to go’ to denuclearize
"I mean it really is a fulfillment of the pledge that Chairman Kim made to President Trump in Singapore", he said . Experts say that the painstaking identification process could take anywhere between days to decades to complete.
Bank of England joins the hawks
In a widely expected move, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to increase Bank Rate to 0.75%. The central bank hiked interest rates by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent, in the second such hike in three months.
Zimbabwe opposition says its candidate won
Biti, Zimbabwe's minister of finance from 2009 to 2013, accused Zanu-PF of trying to "manipulate" the results, called V11 forms. Riot police used water cannon and tear gas to control chaotic scenes as crowds burned tyres and pelted police vans with stones.