Stories tagged: evacuation
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
State resources tapped to combat growing wildfire in Chelan County north of Leavenworth
State resources have been tapped to combat a growing wildfire in Chelan County that has forced evacuations north of Leavenworth.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County
Authorities are telling some residents to leave immediately as a fire burns at an old log yard north of Leavenworth.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Central Idaho officials expand flood evacuation orders
Officials in central Idaho have expanded a flood evacuation order to include about two dozen homes near the resort town of Ketchum.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Syria’s divisions crystallize with latest evacuations
Thousands of Syrians were bused out of their towns on Friday in the first stage of a widely criticized population transfer that reflects the relentless segregation of Syrian society along …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails
People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Fire evacuees allowed back near Colorado college town
Hundreds of residents were allowed to return to their homes in the foothills just outside this university city on Monday as firefighters make progress against a wildfire possibly sparked by …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs
Scores of Syrian opposition fighters and their families began leaving the last rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Saturday as part of a Russian-backed evacuation deal signed …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order
The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
If California dam failed, people likely would be stuck
Communities just downstream of California’s Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself – rather than its spillways – were to …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
188,000 under evacuation orders near Northern California dam
At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Mount Rainier mudflow warning system to be upgraded
Officials plan to improve a volcanic mudflow warning system for Mount Rainier.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Evacuation of eastern Aleppo complete, Syrian media and watchdog say
The evacuation of the last rebel enclave in eastern Aleppo was completed on Thursday, Syrian government media and the watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Forced to leave, Aleppo evacuees tell of their pain
Death in Aleppo was personal for Modar Sheikho. He lost his sister to government bombing early in the revolt. His brother was killed last month. And as they looked for …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
16 homes evacuated after methane found in Washington city
Authorities say 16 homes were evacuated in a city south of Seattle after methane gas was found in soil samples there.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding
Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies
At least 40,000 homes were damaged and 10 people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Louisiana floods kill three; thousands rescued
Over 1,000 rescues were made after a deluge swamped parts of Louisiana, submerging roads, cars and homes.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Double burnout planned to protect Idaho town from wildfire
Firefighters have set up sprinkler systems on homes in a central Idaho town and also plan to start two simultaneous burnouts Thursday to stop a 78-square-mile wildfire from coming down …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Questions linger after courthouse evacuation; letters sent by felon’s wife
Police have evacuated the Spokane County Courthouse. Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn said there was “potential hazmat substance in one of the courtrooms.”
Thu., June 23, 2016, 11:45 p.m.
Latest California wildfire burns buildings, spurs evacuation
Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in central California, authorities said.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Fort McMurray residents to start return to wildfire-damaged city
A phased return of more than 80,000 residents of the fire-damaged oil sands city Fort McMurray will begin Wednesday as planned, Alberta’s premier announced Tuesday.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Fire evacuation orders lifted north of Fort McMurray
Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Spain evacuates 9,000 from massive tire fire near Madrid
Spanish officials ordered 9,000 people evacuated Friday night from a large apartment complex after a raging fire at a sprawling tire dump sent spectacular, toxic clouds of black smoke into …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Devastating Alberta wildfire continues to spread
Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:24 a.m.
Wildfire in Alberta grows to 210,035 acres
A massive, raging wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again – taking it …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
20 Arkansas homes evacuated because of Civil War landmine
Police in Hot Springs, Arkansas, have evacuated about 20 homes after a man mistook a Civil War-era landmine for a cannonball and took it home.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, midnight
Twisp blaze kills three firefighters as towns evacuate
WINTHROP, Wash. – Three firefighters were killed and four others injured Wednesday as raging wildfires advanced on towns in north-central Washington. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the deaths in …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015, 10:26 p.m.
Firefighters were overtaken by fire after vehicle crash
WINTHROP, Wash. - The U.S. Forest Service closed a large chunk of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River drainage Wednesday due to a forecast of hazardous fire weather and because …
UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2015, 2:25 p.m.
Another threat forces evacuation of University High School
University High School was evacuated for the second time this week after a threat was received earlier today.
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014, 8:23 a.m.
Evacuations ordered for wildfires north of Keller
Wildfires on Colville tribal lands touched off by weekend lightning have forced six families to seek shelter in Keller, Washington.