Tag: National Guard

California dam water level drops after massive evacuation

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Water levels dropped Monday at California’s Lake Oroville, stopping water from spilling over a massive dam’s potentially hazardous emergency spillway after authorities ordered the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from towns lying below the lake. California Department of Water Resources officials are waiting for the light of dawn to inspect an erosion scar on the spillway at the Oroville Dam, the nation’s largest. The evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned that failure of the emergency spillway could send a 30-foot wall of water into the communities. The lake...

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Michigan National Guard, FEMA help Flint amid water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Members of the Michigan National Guard are headed to Flint to help dole out bottled water, filters and other supplies to residents dealing with a drinking water crisis that began months ago. Gov. Rick Snyder activated the National Guard late Tuesday, and some members were expected to arrive as soon as Wednesday to assist state authorities and volunteers in the distribution effort. Flint’s tap water became contaminated with too much lead after the city switched its water supply in 2014 to save money while under state financial management. Local officials first declared a public health...

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Texas Governor Pays Visit To National Guard Amid Surge In Illegal Immigration

Texas governor Greg Abbott travels to Weslaco to meet with National Guard troops deployed along the border. The visit comes in the wake of the governor’s decision to extend the deployment and amid the increase in immigrant illegal crossings. Texas Governor Greg Abbott meeting National Guard troops at the Weslaco armory days before Christmas as a gesture of gratitude for their continued patrol along the Texas / Mexico border. The brief visit this afternoon was also an opportunity to discuss the mission with the commanding officers. A mission to combat the increase in undocumented immigrant minors and families arriving...

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Abbott To Continue Deploying Troops As Part Of Border Security Plan

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces his plan to curb the increase of illegal crossings into the United States. The Governor making it clear, he will take necessary steps, with or without Federal backing. Texas Governor Greg Abbott released his plan of action on what he will do within the next few months in order to stop the increase in illegal border crossings into the United States, through Texas. In an official letter sent out from his office, Governor Abbott outlines his actions. These include extending the deployment of the National Guard troops at strategic locations on the border, increasing...

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CBP Commissioner Tours McAllen Immigrant Detention Center

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerwikowski arrived to the Valley today amid the surge in undocumented immigrant families. The head of CBP toured a detention facility in McAllen as well as other undisclosed locations along the border. He met with local border patrol officials and spoke to detained immigrants. He arrives a day after the governor’s announcement to continue deploying the National Guard to help patrol the...

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