By Alan Yuhas @ The Guardian, Feb. 14
[....] Since his family evacuated on Sunday on orders from officials fearful that the spillways of the Oroville dam would break, Sam Lyon said he has sometimes felt “like a refugee in my own country”.
The 38-year-old from Olivehurst, California, was angry on Tuesday that state officials had not done more to provide aid to the 180,000 people ordered to the roads.
The Lyons had taken refuge in west Sacramento, where volunteers at the Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple opened their doors to about 250 people at the evacuation’s peak. “They took us in. We had nowhere to go,” Lyon said. “Anything I can do to return that 10,000 fold, I would.”
This story of Americans helping one another is made more interesting by the fact that Lyon voted for Donald Trump
The 2016 election was Lyon’s first trip to the voting booth, and he stressed that he considered himself an unaffiliated voter, a member of the Sierra Club and a skeptic of the parties. He said that some parts of Donald Trump’s early agenda, including the order to suspend the refugee program and ban travel for 90 days from seven predominantly Muslim countries, left him feeling “twisted”.[....]