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UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

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 …


Asian countries brace to evacuate workers in Iraq, Iran

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

Students evacuated from 3 Gonzaga dorms allowed back inside

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

Brief evacuation at Capitol over small plane

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

All clear at USA Today HQ after report of man with weapon

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

Chlorine leak in Lewiston causes evacuation; No one harmed

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

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

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

Wildfire destroys most of California town of Paradise

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 …


Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

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 flee wildfires as California’s deadliest blaze slows down

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 …


Fire officials lift evacuation order for Dubois, Idaho

The evacuation order has been lifted for the town of Dubois, Idaho, which is threatened by a wildfire.


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018

Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

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 …


Winds push Wenas Valley fire; up to 75 homes evacuated

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents whose homes were threatened by a range fire in the Wenas Valley Monday morning.


California wildfire grows, 1,500 under evacuation orders

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 …


Evacuation notices lifted in Central Washington fire

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

Quakes, lava and gas: Hawaii residents flee volcanic threats

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 …


Snowmelt floods roads, fields in much of northern Montana

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 …


Deal reached to evacuate second pocket of Syria’s Ghouta

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

Inyo County fire grows to 2,800 acres; evacuation orders still in place

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.


Paris Zoo visitors evacuated after 4 baboons escaped

The Paris Zoo says visitors have been evacuated after four baboons escaped from their enclosure.


Tokyo holds evacuation drill to prepare for North Korean threat

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

U.N. calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

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

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

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.


German Christmas market evacuated in bomb scare

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

Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport

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.


Long delays at Orlando airport after battery explodes in bag, causes panic and evacuation

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.


Nursing homes struggled with choice to evacuate in hurricane

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 …


U.S. ambassador to U.N. evacuated from volatile South Sudan camp

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 …


Suitcase at Washington governor’s office draws bomb squad

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 …