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Fire evacuation order lifted in Montana’s Seeley Lake area

The Missoula County sheriff’s office has downgraded a mandatory evacuation order for part of the western Montana town of Seeley Lake.

More evacuations ordered in central Montana fire

HELENA, Mont. – A cold front packing high wind gusts has caused fires burning across Montana to spread and forced more evacuations of homes. The Lewis and Clark Sheriff’s Office …

Animal evacuated from Oregon farm as fire draws near

Employees and volunteers at Applegate’s Sanctuary One animal care farm have had a singular mission the last couple of days: find temporary homes for the facility’s 60 or so furry …

154 homes near Cle Elum evacuated as fire nears

A fire that started from lightning strikes in Washington has prompted the evacuation of 154 homes.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Harvey is causing ‘epic catastrophic flooding’ in Houston – why wasn’t the city evacuated?

Should Houston have been evacuated? If so, why wasn’t it?

Kittitas officials issue evacuation notice for Jolly Mountain Fire

Authorities at the Jolly Mountain Fire on Thursday issued evacuation warnings for homes and cabins in an area west of Cle Elum, but there was better news west of Yakima, …

City of Brookings under evacuation warning as wildfire rages

A growing blaze in southwest Oregon has prompted officials to issue a warning for Brookings residents to be ready to leave.

Some evacuation orders lifted on western Montana fire

Some evacuation orders have been lifted on a western Montana wildfire that blew up last week, destroying two homes and eight outbuildings. However residents allowed to return are still asked …

150 homes ordered to evacuate amid Montana wildfire

Residents have been ordered to evacuate about 150 homes in western Montana because of a lightning-caused wildfire.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Residents told to leave as fire burns in central Washington

Authorities have told some residents to leave immediately as a wildfire threatens crops and homes in a rural area of south-central Washington.

UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

Central Idaho residents told to prepare to flee wildfire

Residents in rural north-central Idaho have been told to be ready to evacuate due to a 2-square-mile wildfire burning in timber in steep terrain about 40 miles east of McCall.

Wildfires in B.C. have forced nearly 40,000 to evacuate

Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 residents to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency.

UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 homes; 10 others evacuated

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents …

10,000 evacuated, 4 dead as fires engulf South African town

South African firefighters on Thursday struggled to protect a scenic coastal region after blazes killed four people, destroyed homes and forced the evacuation of up to 10,000 people.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mount Rainier mudflow warning system to be upgraded

Officials plan to improve a volcanic mudflow warning system for Mount Rainier.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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.