Evacuations

November 21, 2017 - 4:59 am
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Detroit called for evacuations following a massive gas line fire. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says the fire broke out Monday night in Orion Township, about 30 miles north of Detroit. Township Fire Chief John Pender says the blaze occurred...
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Firefighters continue to work the scene of a fire at the the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pa., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 17, 2017 - 6:11 pm
Authorities struggled on Friday to account for the whereabouts of all the residents of a Pennsylvania senior living community after a massive blaze tore through their complex during the middle of the night, injuring nearly 30 and leading to a chaotic evacuation. West Chester Mayor Jordan Norley...
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November 15, 2017 - 9:23 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A pipe burst with a loud bang at an Atlanta elementary school early Wednesday, prompting officials to evacuate students. Fire officials were called to Cleveland Avenue Elementary School south of Atlanta after reports of an explosion but said no one was injured. Atlanta Fire Rescue...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 8 2017, Javier Gonzalez talks to a reporter in Hialeah, Fla. Gonzalez has joined the tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans moving to Florida after Hurricane Maria, grateful for a place to start over but not without resentment over how his island was treated in the disaster. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
November 12, 2017 - 11:16 am
MIAMI (AP) — Javier Gonzalez has joined a human tide of more than 130,000 U.S. citizens arriving in Florida since Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico, grateful for a place to start over but resenting how their island has been treated since the disaster. More than a million Puerto Ricans — about 5...
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November 09, 2017 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide passenger flights to relocate about 3,000 Puerto Ricans still sleeping in emergency shelters to temporary housing on the U.S. mainland. FEMA spokesman Ron Roth said FEMA is providing the priority transportation assistance at the...
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November 08, 2017 - 10:45 am
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Two workers were injured when a fire broke out on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard spokeswoman. Coast Guard Petty Officer Lexie Preston said 46 workers were evacuated from Shell International Ltd.'s Enchilada platform...
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An aerial view shows a flooded George Town city in Penang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. A northern Malaysian state has been paralyzed by a severe storm that led to two deaths and some 2,000 people evacuated in the worst flooding in years, officials say. (AP Photo)
November 05, 2017 - 2:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A northern Malaysian state was paralyzed Sunday by a severe storm that led to three deaths and the evacuation of some 2,000 people in the worst flooding in years. Penang, a popular tourist destination and manufacturing hub, has been hit by torrential rains and strong...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:30 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Albert Simeoni, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (THE CONVERSATION) In the month of October nearly 250,000 acres, more than 8,000 homes and over 40 people fell victim to fast-moving...
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A firefighter hoses down a fire near Varese, northern Italy, early Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Switzerland is sending three helicopters to help Italian fire crews try to extinguish forest fires that have been scorching parts of northern Italy for days and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. Authorities in Piemonte and Lombardy are seeking to have a state of emergency declared for their regions, which have been hit by an abnormally dry summer, little rainfall and winds that have helped spread the flames. The smoke has contributed to a huge cloud of smog, visible from space, that has covered the region for days. (Vigili del Fuoco/Italian Firefighters via AP)
October 30, 2017 - 1:39 pm
ROME (AP) — Switzerland and Croatia have sent aircraft to help Italian firefighters battle forest fires that have scorched parts of northern Italy and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. Authorities in Piedmont and Lombardy are seeking to have states of emergency declared for their regions...
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A Santa Rosa fireman rings a bell 42 times during a Day of Remembrance memorial for victims of California wildfires on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 29, 2017 - 7:20 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Santa Rosa Police Department has corrected the name of one of the two people who were arrested on suspicion of looting in neighborhoods devastated by wildfires earlier this month. A man the department...
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