Latest Evacuations News

Evacuation notice lifted in Utah town downstream from cracked dam

Apr. 12, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An evacuation notice was lifted Friday for the southern Utah town just downstream from a fissured dam after public safety officials said they were able to release enough water to prevent a total breach. Nearly 1,800 residents of Panguitch, a gateway town to...

Russian authorities announced mass evacuation for flood-hit city near Kazakhstan border

Apr. 12, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan, on Friday announced a mass evacuation from there after water levels in the Ural River rose further, threatening the area with more flooding. The Orenburg mayor, Sergei Salmin, called on the...

Man accused of lighting fire outside Bernie Sanders' office had past brushes with the law

Apr. 11, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

The man accused of starting a fire outside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' Vermont office a week ago has had past brushes with the law involving guns and a history of traveling from place to place, prosecutors say in court filings arguing that he should remain detained. Security video...

Czech man dies after falling into sea while taking photos of huge waves in Spain's Canary Islands

Apr. 11, 2024 05:37 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Czech tourist died after falling into the sea while apparently taking photographs of huge waves during a storm on the Canary Island of Tenerife, authorities said Thursday. A Canary Island local government statement said the 53-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon...

Drag story hour at library canceled after suspicious package and threats, authorities say

Mar. 23, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A scheduled “Drag Queen Story Hour” at a Pennsylvania library that had drawn opposition was canceled Saturday after a suspicious package was found in the building and two blocks were evacuated after threats were reported, authorities said. ...

Japanese emperor and empress visit towns hit by Jan. 1 quake and console thousands of homeless

Mar. 22, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Friday visited towns in the north-central region of Noto to pray for victims of the deadly New Year's Day earthquake and console thousands of homeless living in evacuation centers. The magnitude 7.6 quake killed 241...

Haitians emerge from homes during brief respite from gang violence. Hours later, gunfire erupts

Mar. 21, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians rushed to buy food and other basic supplies Thursday as they emerged from their homes during a rare respite from gang violence, but gunfire erupted in downtown Port-au-Prince hours later. Female street vendors balancing heavy loads on their...

Top former US generals say failures of Biden administration in planning drove chaotic fall of Kabul

Mar. 20, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two U.S. generals who oversaw the evacuation of Afghanistan as it fell to the Taliban in August 2021 blamed the Biden administration for the chaotic departure, telling lawmakers Tuesday that it inadequately planned for the evacuation and did not order it in time. ...

Russia says it will evacuate 9,000 children from a border region being targeted by Ukraine

Mar. 19, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

Russia plans to evacuate about 9,000 children from a border region because it is being shelled continuously by Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, reflecting Kyiv's increasing focus on striking targets behind a front line that has barely shifted in recent months. The children will be...

BP oil refinery in Indiana resumes normal operations weeks after power outage, temporary shutdown

Mar. 19, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana has resumed normal operations more than six weeks after a power outage prompted the energy giant to temporarily shut down the complex and evacuate workers. BP spokesperson Christina Audisho said Tuesday that...