Failing Pierce County dam leads to hourslong flash flood warning


OF TOMORROW’S AND THURSDAY’S
SERVICES.
YOU CAN WATCH THEM LIVE ON AIR . .
SEVERAL DUE TO FLOODING. .
SEVERAL DUE TO FLOODING.
HERE’S A LIST. SEVERAL DUE TO FLOODING.
HERE’S A LIST.
SEVERAL OTHERS HERE WE POSTED HERE’S A LIST.
SEVERAL OTHERS HERE WE POSTED
ON OUR WEB SITE. SEVERAL OTHERS HERE WE POSTED
ON OUR WEB SITE.
IF YOU LIVE IN THAT AREA AND ON OUR WEB SITE.
IF YOU LIVE IN THAT AREA AND
NOT ABLE TO GET TO YOUR CHILD IF YOU LIVE IN THAT AREA AND
NOT ABLE TO GET TO YOUR CHILD
TO SCHOOL TOMORROW THEY WILL NOT ABLE TO GET TO YOUR CHILD
TO SCHOOL TOMORROW THEY WILL
NOT BE COUNTED ABSENT AS LONG TO SCHOOL TOMORROW THEY WILL
NOT BE COUNTED ABSENT AS LONG
AS YOU SEND A NOTE. NOT BE COUNTED ABSENT AS LONG
AS YOU SEND A NOTE.
MEAN TIME WATER FROM THE LAKE AS YOU SEND A NOTE.
MEAN TIME WATER FROM THE LAKE
VIEW COUNTRY CLUB LAKE IS MEAN TIME WATER FROM THE LAKE
VIEW COUNTRY CLUB LAKE IS
CONTINUING TO SLOWLY POUR INTO VIEW COUNTRY CLUB LAKE IS
CONTINUING TO SLOWLY POUR INTO
NEARBY CREEK AFTER BREACH OF CONTINUING TO SLOWLY POUR INTO
NEARBY CREEK AFTER BREACH OF
DAM THAT LED TO FLOOD ADVISORY NEARBY CREEK AFTER BREACH OF
DAM THAT LED TO FLOOD ADVISORY
IN THIS TOWN. DAM THAT LED TO FLOOD ADVISORY
IN THIS TOWN.
ASHLEY SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS ABOUT IN THIS TOWN.
ASHLEY SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS ABOUT
THEIR CONCERNS. ASHLEY SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS ABOUT
THEIR CONCERNS.
>>Reporter: THROUGHOUT THE THEIR CONCERNS.
>>Reporter: THROUGHOUT THE
MORNING PEOPLE IN BLACK SHEER>>Reporter: THROUGHOUT THE
MORNING PEOPLE IN BLACK SHEER
GOT A GLIMPSE OF THE DAM THAT MORNING PEOPLE IN BLACK SHEER
GOT A GLIMPSE OF THE DAM THAT
BREACHED LAST NIGHT. GOT A GLIMPSE OF THE DAM THAT
BREACHED LAST NIGHT.
AS THE HOURS TICK BY MORE WATER BREACHED LAST NIGHT.
AS THE HOURS TICK BY MORE WATER
PUSHED INTO NEARBY CREEK. AS THE HOURS TICK BY MORE WATER
PUSHED INTO NEARBY CREEK.
AT ONE POINT AT LEAST 30,000 PUSHED INTO NEARBY CREEK.
AT ONE POINT AT LEAST 30,000
GALLONS WAS BEING PUMPED EACH AT ONE POINT AT LEAST 30,000
GALLONS WAS BEING PUMPED EACH
MINUTE AND BY LATE MORNING THE GALLONS WAS BEING PUMPED EACH
MINUTE AND BY LATE MORNING THE
LAKE HAD RECEDED TO THE POINT MINUTE AND BY LATE MORNING THE
LAKE HAD RECEDED TO THE POINT
THAT PEOPLE IN THE AREA BARELY LAKE HAD RECEDED TO THE POINT
THAT PEOPLE IN THE AREA BARELY
RECOGNIZED IT. THAT PEOPLE IN THE AREA BARELY
RECOGNIZED IT.
>>I’M FLABBERGASTED. RECOGNIZED IT.
>>I’M FLABBERGASTED.
WE HAVE NEVER SEEN OUR LAKE>>I’M FLABBERGASTED.
WE HAVE NEVER SEEN OUR LAKE
THIS LOW. WE HAVE NEVER SEEN OUR LAKE
THIS LOW.
WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS LOW.
WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE
THIS HAPPEN. WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE
THIS HAPPEN.
I HAVE LIVED HERE 35 YEARS THIS HAPPEN.
I HAVE LIVED HERE 35 YEARS
PLUS. I HAVE LIVED HERE 35 YEARS
PLUS.
>>WOMAN TELLS ME JUST TWO DAYS PLUS.
>>WOMAN TELLS ME JUST TWO DAYS
AGO THAT DOCK WAS UNDER WATER>>WOMAN TELLS ME JUST TWO DAYS
AGO THAT DOCK WAS UNDER WATER
AND CHIEF OF POLICE TELLS ME AGO THAT DOCK WAS UNDER WATER
AND CHIEF OF POLICE TELLS ME
THE WATER WAS UP OVER THE AND CHIEF OF POLICE TELLS ME
THE WATER WAS UP OVER THE
GRASS. THE WATER WAS UP OVER THE
GRASS.
I’M STANDING SEVERAL FEET IN. GRASS.
I’M STANDING SEVERAL FEET IN.
YOU CAN SEE HOW LOW THE WATER I’M STANDING SEVERAL FEET IN.
YOU CAN SEE HOW LOW THE WATER
IS AND THE WATER JUST CONTINUES YOU CAN SEE HOW LOW THE WATER
IS AND THE WATER JUST CONTINUES
TO POUR THROUGH. IS AND THE WATER JUST CONTINUES
TO POUR THROUGH.
OFFICIALS TELL US THE LAKE WILL TO POUR THROUGH.
OFFICIALS TELL US THE LAKE WILL
DRAIN ITSELF DRY IN THE NEXT OFFICIALS TELL US THE LAKE WILL
DRAIN ITSELF DRY IN THE NEXT
DAY OR SO. DRAIN ITSELF DRY IN THE NEXT
DAY OR SO.
WHILE PEOPLE IN THE AREA WERE DAY OR SO.
WHILE PEOPLE IN THE AREA WERE
NEVER TOLD TO EVACUATE SEVERAL WHILE PEOPLE IN THE AREA WERE
NEVER TOLD TO EVACUATE SEVERAL
WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR NEVER TOLD TO EVACUATE SEVERAL
WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR
SAFETY AND GRATEFUL FOR THE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR
SAFETY AND GRATEFUL FOR THE
POLICE. SAFETY AND GRATEFUL FOR THE
POLICE.
>>THEY CAME DOOR TO DOOR TO POLICE.
>>THEY CAME DOOR TO DOOR TO
LET US NO HE WHAT WAS GOING ON.>>THEY CAME DOOR TO DOOR TO
LET US NO HE WHAT WAS GOING ON.
AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK LET US NO HE WHAT WAS GOING ON.
AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK
ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WERE AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK
ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WERE
PRAYING. ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WERE
PRAYING.
WE HAVE A GOOD CHRISTIAN TOWN PRAYING.
WE HAVE A GOOD CHRISTIAN TOWN
AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE WE HAVE A GOOD CHRISTIAN TOWN
AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE
PRAYING FOR US I THANK THEM. AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE
PRAYING FOR US I THANK THEM.
>>Reporter: THE DAM BREACH WAS PRAYING FOR US I THANK THEM.
>>Reporter: THE DAM BREACH WAS
NO LONGER CONSIDEREDAL THREAT>>Reporter: THE DAM BREACH WAS
NO LONGER CONSIDEREDAL THREAT
P.WEATHER HERE HAD BEEN ROUGH NO LONGER CONSIDEREDAL THREAT
P.WEATHER HERE HAD BEEN ROUGH
FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS. P.WEATHER HERE HAD BEEN ROUGH
FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS.
>>WE HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS.
>>WE HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL
TWO DAYS.>>WE HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL
TWO DAYS.
WE JUST NEVER EXPERIENCED TWO DAYS.
WE JUST NEVER EXPERIENCED
ANYTHING LIKE THIS. WE JUST NEVER EXPERIENCED
ANYTHING LIKE THIS. ANYTHING LIKE THIS.
>>Reporter: REPORTING IN BLACK>>Reporter: REPORTING IN BLACK
SHEER, GEORGIA, CHANNEL 4, THE>>Reporter: REPORTING IN BLACK
SHEER, GEORGIA, CHANNEL 4, THE
LOCAL STATION.

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