Stories tagged: evacuations
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
New cracks spew lava as Hawaii volcano erupts for 2nd week
A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Storm hits California, evacuations ordered in mudslide area
A major winter storm swept south through California on Thursday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to mountains and steady rain elsewhere, while prompting mandatory evacuations for coastal areas to …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
Major winter storm could threaten burn areas of California
A powerful winter storm was bearing down Wednesday on California and forecasters warned of heavy snowfall in the northern mountains while predictions of widespread rainfall elsewhere raised concern about flash …
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Syria: Hundreds left behind in evacuations near Damascus
More than 400 patients on a U.N. list waiting for evacuations from a siege in Syria were left behind on Friday as the Red Cross said it had finished transferring …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, noon
Officials lift most California wildfire evacuations
VENTURA, Calif. – The worst appears to be over for a massive wildfire that plagued a wide swath of the Southern California coast for 2 1/2 weeks. The last mandatory …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Wildfires now up to 100 miles wide as death toll reaches 40
Rising winds fanned the Northern California wildfires again Saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state’s fabled wine country and destroying more buildings.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Traffic nightmare as 500K people told to leave South Florida
The race to flee Hurricane Irma became a marathon nightmare as more than a half-million people were ordered to leave South Florida on Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Florida on edge, evacuations coming as Hurricane Irma nears
Hurricane Irma’s size and strength put the entire state of Florida on notice on Tuesday, and residents and visitors prepared to leave in anticipation of catastrophic winds and floods that …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
New evacuation notices issued for Washington state wildfire
New evacuations notices were issued overnight Saturday because of the Jolly Mountain fire, which has burned more than 23 square miles near Cle Ellum, Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Wildfires burn around Oregon; 4,500 people evacuated
Wildfires in Oregon are burning an area roughly equivalent to half the state of Rhode Island, affecting air quality throughout the state and forcing the evacuations of more than 4,500 …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
New evacuations ordered on western Montana wildfires
Law enforcement officers have ordered new evacuations near two western Montana wildfires.
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?
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Fire burns outside Montana capital city; evacuations ordered
A lightning-caused wildfire in western Montana prompted evacuations just outside the capital city of Helena on Thursday, and some residents on the south side of the community were told to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Wildfire leads to more evacuations in Montana
A month-old wildfire flared up in western Montana, forcing the evacuation of hundreds more homes and devouring another large chunk of forest as the drought-stricken state struggles with one of …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Thousands in Arizona flee flames as wildfires sweep West
A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 10 p.m.
Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding
The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California on Sunday, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
Southern California wildfire evacuees allowed to return home
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Five days after an explosive wildfire in Southern California drove thousands from their homes, authorities lifted all evacuation orders on Sunday to allow them to return. …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Northern California wildfire grows; more evacuations ordered
More evacuation orders have been issued as a wildfire grows in Northern California, threatening a lake community of about 1,300 that was evacuated a year ago because of a destructive …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Amid South Sudan evacuations, some locals are turned back
JUBA, South Sudan – Some South Sudanese, even those with dual U.S. citizenship, are not being allowed to leave the country, even as the United States, India and other countries …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015, 1:01 p.m.
Ferry County evacuations ordered for fast-moving fires
Some northern sections of Ferry County received evacuation notices Friday morning as another fast-moving fire threatens the communities of Boyds and others.
Mon., Aug. 17, 2015, 4:13 p.m.
More evacuations issued for Fruitland, residents warned of ‘fast moving fire’
More homes have been evacuated in the Fruitland-area fire.
Sat., July 26, 2014, 5:03 a.m.
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in …
Sat., July 26, 2014, 4 a.m.
In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores …
Sat., May 17, 2014, 3:27 a.m.
Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, evacuated by boat or helicopter as rising waters surged into villages and towns. Authorities said …
Sat., March 29, 2014, 3:44 a.m.
Thousands of Muslims stuck in C. African Republic
BODA, Central African Republic (AP) — There is only one neighborhood in Boda where Muslims are safe from the bullets and machetes of Christian militia fighters. Many who ventured out …
Sat., Dec. 14, 2013, 5:50 a.m.
Thousands evacuated from flooded Gaza homes
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rescue workers evacuated more than 4,000 Gaza Strip residents from homes flooded by four days of heavy rain, using fishing boats and heavy construction …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2013, 3:40 a.m.
German village evacuated after gas explosion
BERLIN (AP) — Police are evacuating an entire village in central Germany after a fire at a gas company led to an explosion that injured 16 firefighters. Police spokesman Markus …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, 3 p.m.
Rescuers issue stern warning to Colorado evacuees
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, 5:25 a.m.
2 dead as flash flooding hits Colorado
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists …
Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
Growing blaze nears Ketchum, Sun Valley
BOISE – A wildfire threatening the resort cities of Sun Valley and Ketchum has become the nation’s top-priority wildfire, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced in Boise on Friday. …