Stories tagged: evacuation
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of men, women and children left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday, signaling a possible end to …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9 a.m.
Many people with limited means will struggle to escape and rebuild after Florence’s damage is done.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Firefighter flown to Harborview; parts of Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee under mandatory evacuation from Grass Valley fire
A firefighter was injured and parts of the cities of Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam were evacuated Saturday as windy conditions created a roaring wildfire in central Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
Thousands more people fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California, and the advance of the state’s largest, deadliest blaze slowed slightly after days …
Sun., July 29, 2018, 10 a.m.
The evacuation order has been lifted for the town of Dubois, Idaho, which is threatened by a wildfire.
UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in …
Mon., July 2, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents whose homes were threatened by a range fire in the Wenas Valley Monday morning.
Tue., June 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
A wildfire in Northern California that forced about 1,500 people to flee their homes grew overnight and was heading toward a sparsely populated area in a region hit hard by …
Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
Authorities in Grant County have lifted all evacuation notices as crews work to contain a wildfire burning grass and brush in Central Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to flee their rural homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks much of …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
An agreement was reached Friday to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the capital Damascus hours after the main rebel group in the area …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Evacuation orders were still in effect Monday morning as firefighters tried to gain ground on a wind-fueled, 2,800-acre blaze burning in rural Inyo County.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
The Paris Zoo says visitors have been evacuated after four baboons escaped from their enclosure.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
People huddled into an amusement park basement and a subway station in Japan’s capital and others ducked and covered their heads at a community center Monday during a drill based …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have reportedly …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
German police evacuated a popular Christmas market in the city of Potsdam on Friday before destroying a suspicious package containing nails and an unidentified powder in a controlled explosion, officials …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Travelers at Orlando International Airport faced lengthy delays Friday night after a battery exploded in a bag, causing people to panic and the airport to be evacuated.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
The deaths of elderly residents at Lake Arthur Place and other Texas and Florida facilities after hurricanes made landfall in August and September have heightened scrutiny of the evacuation procedures …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office was evacuated for a few hours after a woman dropped off a cartoon-themed suitcase she said was for the governor and ran out of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Governor’s office evacuated briefly after a suspicious package is left in the reception area.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
The U.S.-led coalition and local officials said Saturday Syrian Islamic State fighters and civilians will be allowed to evacuate Syria’s Raqqa, in a deal that signals the imminent capture of …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Moscow on Friday faced over 130 fake bomb calls that prompted the evacuation of some 100,000 people from airports, shopping malls, schools, railway stations and office buildings.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
A week after authorities put Bali’s volcano on high alert, tremors that indicate an eruption is coming show no sign of abating, swelling the exodus from the region to at …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Vanuatu officials have ordered the complete evacuation of an island where a rumbling, belching volcano is threatening to blow.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it’s unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again – an attitude echoed by other evacuees …