>> Oroville, California still a ghost town Tuesday with tens of thousands of residents evacuated as engineers race against the clock to fix the United States' tallest dam before more storms sweep the region. Helicopters dropping rocks and sand into the damaged spillways, crews working to drain the reservoir at the Lake Oroville Dam, roughly 65 miles north of Sacramento.
Residents in shelters given no indication about when it might be safe to return to their homes. California Governor Jerry Brown sending a letter to President Trump asking for federal assistance.>> Just know that their government and their representatives are doing everything they can and will continue to do whatever it takes to make sure we have a safe dam.
>> The trouble began last week when heavy rainfall raised the level of Lake Oroville. Water was drained through a main spillway, part of its concrete lining damaged. And through a second emergency spillway,it containing a breach so severe authorities worried it would unleash a wall of water three stories high on the towns below.
That danger appears averted now, but more rain is predicted through the end of the week.