Stories tagged: evacuation
UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020
Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle have been battling wildfires that forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their homes, and a stretch of Interstate 10 remained closed in both directions …
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in Iraq and Iran should …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
A construction crew struck a gas line Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of three dorms at Gonzaga University, KHQ reported.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly evacuated Tuesday amid concerns about a small aircraft in the area. Officials say the plane violated airspace rules in the restricted …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
The headquarters of USA Today was evacuated Wednesday afternoon as police responded to reports of a man with a weapon in the building outside Washington.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019
A chlorine leak at a Lewiston welding supplies store caused an evacuation of the business and surrounding homes on Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
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
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
Many people with limited means will struggle to escape and rebuild after Florence’s damage is done.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
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
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
The evacuation order has been lifted for the town of Dubois, Idaho, which is threatened by a wildfire.
UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Paris Zoo says visitors have been evacuated after four baboons escaped from their enclosure.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …