Stories tagged: evacuation
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wildfires on Colville tribal lands touched off by weekend lightning have forced six families to seek shelter in Keller, Washington.
Wed., July 9, 2014, 8:07 a.m.
Crews are battling spreading wildfires in Central Washington as dry, breezy and hot conditions raise concerns.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2013, 1:01 p.m.
Two pop bottles exploded this morning inside Spokane’s Ferris High School, prompting officials to evacuate the school. The first bottle blew up near the start of the school day today …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2012, 12:03 p.m.
A student’s discovery of a bomb threat inside a Deer Park High School bathroom on Wednesday morning sent students home for the day.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, 1:52 p.m.
GUATEMALA CITY — A long-simmering volcano outside one of the Guatemala’s most famous tourist attractions exploded into a series of powerful eruptions today, hurling thick clouds of ash nearly two …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 6:36 a.m.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Firefighters working overnight to protect homes from a 500-acre wildfire near Wenatchee prevented any more structures from being lost, a dispatcher said early this morning. One outbuilding …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2012, 10:49 a.m.
CLE ELUM, Wash. — Many of the residents who had to flee from a central Washington wildfire are being allowed back into the evacuation area today, not knowing what they’ll …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
CLE ELUM, Wash. — Calmer winds have firefighters hoping they can make progress today containing a wildfire that has burned about 70 homes and more than 40 square miles in …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, 7:11 a.m.
Residents evacuated from a northwest Spokane convent on Monday due to a brush fire will be allowed to return today.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, 10:34 a.m.
CLE ELUM, Wash. — A fast-moving wildfire burned 60 homes across about 40 square miles of central Washington grassland, timber and sagebrush.
Tue., July 17, 2012
When a water main broke Monday afternoon under West Houston Avenue, the pressure shattered asphalt like glass, broke a gas line and opened a 10-foot-wide crater in the road. Water …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2011, 1 p.m.
Lake City High School was declared “all clear” by police around 3 p.m. following a bomb threat discovered by school officials this morning.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 26, 2011, 11:25 a.m.
Nearly 300,000 New York City residents were told today to get out of their homes in a first-ever mandatory evacuation as officials ordered an unprecedented shutdown of the city’s mass …
Wed., March 16, 2011, 7:53 a.m.
Emergency workers forced to retreat from a tsunami-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant when radiation levels soared prepared to return Wednesday night after emissions dropped to safer levels.
Tue., March 15, 2011, 7:37 a.m.
Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors today after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the …
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011
Former Spokane residents living in Cairo reported they were safe on Thursday despite reported attacks on foreigners and journalists by pro-government groups. The violent turn, however, has forced the Rev. …