Public safety officials are asking nearly two hundred thousands Northern California residents to evacuate out of fear an emergency spillway connected to the Oroville Dam could fail.

The warning, which had been previously ignored has a crumbling California dam which poses an imminent danger of potentially flooding suburbs in the surrounding area.

Officials evacuate 180,000 near Oroville Dam in California http://upi.com/6493904t via @upi

More than 100,000 ordered to evacuate amid "potentially catastrophic" dam spillway failure http://nbcnews.to/2law6vj

Crumbling California dam spillway prompts urgent evacuations http://reut.rs/2kYKwws

Oroville Dam: Feds and state officials ignored warnings 12 years ago http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/12/oroville-dam-feds-and-state-offici... via @mercnews