Mandatory Lake Tahoma dam evacuations ordered in North Carolina

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for people living below Lake Tahoma dam in North Carolina in the United States, reported local ABC affiliate WLOS.

The federal National Weather Service tweeted that: “A landslide has comprised [sic] the integrity of Lake Tahoma Dam.”

NWS GSP on Twitter

MCDOWELL COUNTY UPDATE: A landslide has comprised the integrity of Lake Tahoma Dam. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS underway from the Dam at Lake Shore Dr to Lake Tahoma Rd (NC 80) to the confluence of the Catawba River near Resistoflex Rd and Riverside Park. ACT NOW TO PRESERVE YOUR LIFE!

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