Posts Tagged ‘evacuations’

Evacuations Urged In Japan As Tsunami Advisory Follows Massive Quake

Officials initially cautioned that waves might reach 16 feet after the New Year’s Day quake. At least three deaths have been reported. Source

Massive Chemical Plant Explosion In Texas Prompts Evacuations

A huge explosion took place at a Shepherd, Texas chemical plant on Wednesday, causing officials to ask some residents to evacuate and others to shelter in place and turn off their air conditioning units. According to the Precinct 2 Constable of San Jacinto County, the building where the explosion took place was a petroleum processing […]

Florida braces for Hurricane Idalia, Evacuations under way

Massive Hurricane Idalia continues to target the Florida coast putting 20million residents at risk as the major storm is expected to bring 100mph winds and 11foot sea surges when it slams into the state on Wednesday. Residents in Citrus, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando counties have been told to leave their homes today as part […]

Newsom Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Force Evacuations in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as a heatwave spread across the western United States that is set to strain the power grid with increased energy demand. Newsom’s declaration will temporarily increase energy production and reduce demand, he said. The governor’s emergency proclamation comes after the California Independent System Operator called a “Flex Alert” […]

Newsom Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Force Evacuations in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as a heatwave spread across the western United States that is set to strain the power grid with increased energy demand. Newsom’s declaration will temporarily increase energy production and reduce demand, he said. The governor’s emergency proclamation comes after the California Independent System Operator called a “Flex Alert” […]

Newsom Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Force Evacuations in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as a heatwave spread across the western United States that is set to strain the power grid with increased energy demand. Newsom’s declaration will temporarily increase energy production and reduce demand, he said. The governor’s emergency proclamation comes after the California Independent System Operator called a “Flex Alert” […]

Large forest fire forces evacuations west of Athens

Greek firefighters fought a large forest blaze that forced the evacuation of a small village west of Athens, the latest in a series of wildfires flared as solid winds swept several parts of Greece. By evening, the fire service said the blaze appeared to be spreading at a much slower pace, raising hopes it could… […]

Australian Weather Warfare, Evacuations and “Wellness Camps” – A Warning

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Ukraine war: Civilian evacuations begin from two besieged areas under new ceasefire deals

Russia’s ‘medieval warfare’ causing horrendous suffering More details have been emerging of the impact of the relentless bombardment of civilian areas by Vladimir Putin’s forces in Ukraine. A steady rain of shells and rockets fell on other population centres, including the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, where the mayor reported heavy artillery fire.  “We can’t even […]

Gunfire At Kabul Airport Kills 1 Amid Chaotic Evacuations

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight at one of the gates of Kabul’s international airport killed at least one Afghan soldier early Monday, German officials said, the latest chaos to engulf Western efforts to evacuate those fleeing the Taliban takeover of the country. The shooting at the airport came as the Taliban sent fighters north […]

Afghanistan: EU, US and UK demand ‘those in positions of power’ facilitate evacuations

More than 70 countries worldwide including European Union member states on Sunday evening called on all parties currently involved in Afghanistan to “respect and facilitate” the departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave. “Given the deteriorating security situation, we support, are working to secure, and call on all parties to respect and […]

Western Australia Evacuations Ordered as Cyclones Loom

Strong to gale force winds are expected in parts of Western Australia, as two tropical cyclones hover near the state’s coast. People on islands or at sea off parts of Western Australia’s northwest coast have been ordered to evacuate. Emergency services late on Friday told residents in the Exmouth Gulf Coast and parts of the […]

Australia floods claim first fatality, more evacuations as clean-up begins

A man’s body was found in a car trapped by floodwaters on Wednesday, the first death linked to wild weather across Australia in recent days that has submerged houses, swept away cars and livestock and cut off entire towns. More than 40,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as torrential rain sparked dangerous […]

More evacuations as New South Wales hit by ‘once-in-a-century’ flooding

Residents along New South Wales’s mid-north coast have been urged to leave their homes as Australia’s most populous state is hit with the worst flooding seen in decades. Evacuation orders were issued for thousands of residents in the area after emergency services rescued hundreds of people from the water. On Saturday night alone, they responded […]

Huge sinkhole swallows cars, prompts evacuations in Rome (VIDEO)

The incident happened in the Italian capital’s Baldunia neighborhood on Wednesday evening. Although no injuries were reported, police and several fire brigades were deployed at the scene to ensure that two residential buildings are safely evacuated. The area was cordoned off by rescue teams due to the risk of further land subsidence, Corriere della Sera […]

Heaviest snow in decades: Evacuations underway as 13,000 tourists trapped in Alps (PHOTOS)

The snow blocked road and rail links on Sunday, AFP reported. Local authorities are working under “high pressure” to resolve the situation, according to Zermatt’s official website. However, stranded tourists will be unable to hit the slopes due to a high risk of avalanche. “It is not possible to do downhill or cross country [skiing], […]

Red alert: Vanuatu island evacuations after volcanic eruption (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Manaro Voui volcano is part of Vanuatu, a nation of 80 islands west of Fiji. READ MORE: Up to 35,000 evacuated as Bali on high alert for volcanic eruption (VIDEO, PHOTOS) According to the local geo-hazards department, increased activity was observed at the lake-based volcano last Saturday.   The agency raised the threat to level […]

Anonymous bomb threats and evacuations continue in Russia, no bombs discovered

     Russian authorities said a rash of anonymous bomb threats that have prompted the evacuation of schools, shopping malls, train stations, and other buildings continued on September 18. Moscow authorities said that some 600 people were evacuated from eight administrative buildings in the capital and that one private company was also evacuated. In the capital […]

‘Positively Evil’: Immigrant Checkpoints to Remain Open as Harvey Forces Evacuations

Motorists evacuate Corpus Christi. (AP/Eric Gay) As residents of Southeast Texas evacuate under strict orders in preparation for the rapidly-approaching Hurricane Harvey, members of the area’s immigrant community are being left with an impossible choice on Friday: face the potentially life-threatening storm or follow evacuation orders and risk being detained and even deported. Border Patrol officials said late Thursday they were […]

‘The whole town is burning’: Deaths, mass evacuations as fire sweeps Knysna, South Africa

     Eight people are dead and 10,000 have fled their homes as an enormous fire sweeps through the town of Knysna, South Africa. Numerous homes have been gutted by the blaze that started on Tuesday and grew rapidly when a storm passed over the Western Cape town. Western Cape local government spokesman James-Brent Styan confirmed […]

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