As Doris O'Kelley and her husband rushed out of their residence in Oroville on Sunday night, she had one thing on her mind: When would she be able to come home?
O'Kelley, 84, and her husband, William, 86, spent an uneasy and sleepless night on a cot in the evacuation shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairground in Chico. She was itching to get home and was unimpressed with how officials were communicating with residents about the situation.
"I'd like to see them be a little more plain about what's going on," she said. She would have preferred a more straightforward message, she said, than the technical jargon she'd been hearing from authorities.