Prayers Offered for Those Affected by Oroville Dam Evacuation Orders

Prayers Offered for Those Affected by Oroville Dam Evacuation Orders

Our prayers tonight are with those affected by evacuation orders because of concerns that the Oroville dam spillway may collapse.

The Rev. Richard Yale, St. John the Evangelist, Chico, is at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, which is on 2357 Fair Street, which has been set up as an evacuation center, to be of assistance in the effort.

The Revs. Dan and Mary Boeger, St. Timothy's, Gridley, is headed to the evacuation center at the Colusa County Fairgrounds, 1303 10th Street, as is the Rev. Richard Laughman because of the evacuation orders.

Margaret Dunning, Disaster Coordinator for the diocese, said clergy and church members in the area are calling and making sure that everyone affected by the evacuation orders is aware of them and can get away safely.

"The need now is for those affected by the orders to be in touch with others in the area so that they can make sure that people evacuate and so that others can be aware of where their loved ones are," she said.

Caltrans tweeted that the evacuation for Yuba, Sutter and Butte counties includes Hallwood, Marysville, Olivehurst/Linda, Plumas Lake, Gridley, Live Oak and Yuba City due to potential failure of Oroville Dam spillway, the Sacramento Bee reported at 6:15 p.m.

The Office of the Bishop will be monitoring the situation and will advise on what you can do if further relief efforts are needed.

Please pray with us:

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. BCP, p. 133

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