Lynchburg floods: Flooding dam sparks evacuations in US town

A general view of Lynchburg, Virginia Symbol copyright The Washington Post by way of Getty Pictures Symbol caption Torrential rain has left the school Lake Dam near Lynchburg with reference to spilling over

Evacuation orders had been issued in portions of Lynchburg, Virginia, over fears a dam would possibly fail amid flooding.

The Faculty Lake Dam handed its capacity after as much as 6in (15cm) of rain fell on Thursday night time, Lynchburg Water Resources Division stated.

The city of Lynchburg is the closest settlement downstream of the structure.

If the dam fails utterly, 17ft (5m) of water may flood it in seven mins, the National Water Provider said.

Lynchburg has a population of approximately EIGHTY,000 and lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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