Having my morning coffee, turned on the news, and saw the report about an evacuation due to a potential catastrophic collapse of a huge dam. If I heard right, the report claimed the tallest dam in the country. (I thought that was Hoover dam) When seeing something like this, due to participating with folks on this forum, I always wonder about our members in that state and if any are affected. I know California is a large expansive state, and members are scattered throughout. So, I hope all and their cars are not in harms way.
A couple of things got my attention. The news said that an immediate evacuation was ordered, and residents were told to get out and leave everything behind! Then, they said something about it being an earthen dam. So, I googled it and it looks like the dam is concrete. I also noticed that there is more than one dam, so I'm not sure what is involved.
Anyway, I hope any of you, if nearby, or affected, are safe. It is easy to ignore these type of stories regarding people in "faraway" places. But imagine yourself in their place for a moment, be thankful it's not you, & whisper a little prayer for them.