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What you need to know: Feb. 28

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 28, 2019.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 8:46 AM

Officials to increase releases from Keswick Dam

Thursday, officials plan to increase releases from the Keswick Dam from 7,000 cubic feet per second to 25,000 cubic feet per second. The releases could mean potential flooding of the Sacramento River including the already flooding Woodson Bridge in Tehama County. The releases will start at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Some evacuation orders in Butte County reduced to warning

Several evacuations orders in Butte County due to flooding have been reduced to warnings. Those include Hamilton Nord Cana Highway, Wilson Landing Road and Alberton Avenue in Chico. For a full list, CLICK HERE

Flooding from Eel Creek forces evacuations in Humboldt County

Flooding from Eel Creek has forced evacuations in parts of Humboldt County. The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Fortuna Fireman's Pavillion. In Fernbridge, the sheriff's office had to rescue livestock from the flooding as well.

Hundreds evacuate Tehama County RV park

Hundreds of people have evacuated the Woodson Bridge RV park in Corning due to flooding. This is the second time this has happened in a month. 

Thousands forced to evacuate in wine country

There is historic flooding in the North Bay as thousands have been forced to evacuate across wine country. The town of Guerneville and neighboring Monte Rio are described as islands, cut off by flooded roads. The Russian River is expected to drop back below flood stage Thursday evening. 

Tahoe woman found buried alive 

A snowplow driver uncovered a woman buried alive insider her car under the snow of South Lake Tahoe. She had been trapped in there for five hours with no cell phone to call for help. She is expected to be OK.

Highway 70 closed through Feather River Canyon

Highway 70 will be closed through the Feather River Canyon for work to prevent mudslides. The closure starts on Thursday and goes through Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. daily. 

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