Latest Evacuations News

A dam in southern Illinois is in imminent danger of failure after heavy rains, officials say. Residents are evacuating

Jul. 16, 2024 12:21 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A dam in southern Illinois is in imminent danger of failure after heavy rains, officials say. Residents are evacuating.

Lightning-caused wildfire in an Arizona forest still uncontained, leads to some evacuation orders

Jul. 15, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (AP) — Several areas in Tonto National Forest are under evacuation orders due to a lightning-caused wildfire that has burned 8.6 square miles (22.2 square kilometers) since last week, authorities said Monday. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service said the Black...

Smoking laptop in passenger's bag prompts evacuation on American Airlines flight in San Francisco

Jul. 12, 2024 19:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A smoking laptop in a passenger's bag prompted an evacuation on an American Airlines flight headed to Miami from San Francisco International Airport Friday, according to the airline. One person sustained minor injuries while exiting that required transport to a...

Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s largest hospital complicates treatment of kids with cancer

Jul. 11, 2024 03:39 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The National Cancer Institute in Kyiv was busier than usual after a Russian missile struck Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital this week, forcing the evacuation of dozens of its young patients battling cancer. Russia’s heaviest bombardment of the...

Israeli military orders the evacuation of Gaza City, an early target of its war with Hamas

Jul. 10, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military urged all Palestinians to leave Gaza City and head south Wednesday, pressing ahead with a fresh offensive across the north, south and center of the embattled territory that has killed dozens of people over the past 48 hours. The...

Israeli military says it has ordered the evacuation of Gaza City, an early target of the war now seeing renewed fighting

Jul. 10, 2024 09:18 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says it has ordered the evacuation of Gaza City, an early target of the war now seeing renewed fighting.

Environmental groups, Florida regulators settle lawsuit over massive 2021 leak of polluted waters

Jul. 09, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Environmental groups and Florida regulators have settled a lawsuit over the 2021 leak of millions of gallons of polluted water from a phosphate plant reservoir into Tampa Bay, which triggered major fish kills and the temporary evacuation of dozens of nearby residents....

Greek authorities tame a wildfire that forced the evacuation of a hospital and a retirement home

Jul. 09, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Tuesday evacuated a children's hospital and a retirement home on the outskirts of the southern city of Patras after a summer wildfire flared in the area amid hot, windy weather. Fire service spokesman Vasilis Vathrakoyiannis said the...

Israeli forces push deeper into Gaza City as Hamas warns that escalation threatens cease-fire talks

Jul. 09, 2024 03:16 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces advanced deeper into the Gaza Strip's largest city in pursuit of militants who had regrouped there, sending thousands of Palestinians fleeing on Monday from an area ravaged in the early weeks of the nine-month-long war. Hamas warned...

Eastern Wisconsin community evacuated after floodwaters breach dam

Jul. 05, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

MANAWA, Wis. (AP) — A dam in an eastern Wisconsin community has been breached, prompting people living downriver to be evacuated, the National Weather Service said Friday. The dam in Manawa along the Little Wolf River was breached about 1:45 p.m. by floodwaters, meteorologist Scott...