Evacuations

August 01, 2019 - 7:49 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have ordered the evacuation of a town of 6,500 residents in northwest England over fears that a dam could collapse. The Derbyshire Police force says residents of Whaley Bridge should leave their homes because of the "significant threat to life." A dam wall at the 19th-...
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August 01, 2019 - 4:15 am
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. The 30 inch (76 centimeter) wide...
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July 17, 2019 - 10:32 am
ROME (AP) — Dozens of passengers have been evacuated from a double-decker bus in the Mont Blanc tunnel after the vehicle started spewing smoke. Firefighters in the northern Italian town of Aosta said a child smashed her finger in a vehicle door during the evacuation Wednesday but that all 67...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Oprah Winfrey smiles during a tribute to Nelson Mandela and promoting gender equality event at University of Johannesburg in Soweto, South Africa. Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire. The Maui News reported Saturday, July 13, 2019, that Winfrey is a part-time Maui resident who only visited briefly Saturday, thanking a volunteer and taking a photo outside with the organization’s sign. A Maui Humane Society official says Winfrey is a society supporter. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
July 14, 2019 - 5:51 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Oprah Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire. The Maui News reported Saturday that Winfrey is a part-time Maui resident who visited briefly Saturday, thanking a volunteer and taking a photo...
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People walk past Brennan's restaurant in the French Quarter with sandbags on the front door as bands of rain from Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico move into New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 12, 2019 - 1:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Go or stay? It is a question people in and around New Orleans ask themselves every time a threatening storm lurks in the Gulf of Mexico. They asked it before Katrina, a major 2005 hurricane that devastated the area when levees failed. And they're asking it again with Tropical...
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St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019 ahead of ahead of Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 11, 2019 - 10:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain were starting to lash Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what's expected to be the first hurricane of the season. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, and...
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People cope with the aftermath of severe weather in the Broadmoor neighborhood in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Nick Reimann/The Advocate via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 9:56 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The mayor of New Orleans says the city's water pumps are "working at optimal capacity" as Tropical Storm Barry moves toward the state's Gulf coast. But speaking at a Thursday news...
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July 04, 2019 - 11:18 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say two new brush fires have broken out, forcing the evacuation of four villages overnight on the island of Evia. The new blazes have come several hours after a major blaze led to the mobilization of more than 100 firefighters and the evacuation of another...
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July 03, 2019 - 2:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have directed more than 1 million residents in parts of the southern main island of Kyushu to evacuate to designated shelters as heavy rains batter the region, prompting fears of landslides and widespread flooding. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said...
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July 01, 2019 - 1:30 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail processing warehouse was evacuated Monday as Silicon Valley officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail undergoing routine processing by machine...
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