Latest Evacuations News

Man who claimed he had bomb near Capitol pleads guilty

Jan. 27, 2023 16:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who caused evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police on Capitol Hill when he claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the Library of Congress pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of threatening to use an explosive. Floyd Ray Roseberry, of...

Azerbaijan says it will evacuate embassy in Iran after attack; accuses Iran of not taking threats against post seriously

Jan. 27, 2023 05:23 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Azerbaijan says it will evacuate embassy in Iran after attack; accuses Iran of not taking threats against post seriously.

Removal of West Bank outpost tests Israel's new coalition

Jan. 20, 2023 10:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Friday dismantled a small settler outpost in the occupied West Bank, a day after it was erected, in a major test to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new ruling coalition. Footage broadcast by Israeli media showed troops removing the...

Fire burns makeshift homes in shadow of Seoul's skyscrapers

Jan. 20, 2023 01:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire destroyed about 60 makeshift homes in a densely packed neighborhood surrounded by some of the wealthiest streets of South Korea’s ultramodern capital Friday. Firefighters extinguished the flames in Seoul’s Guryong village within about five...

2 workers injured after ammonia leak at Little Caesars Arena

Jan. 19, 2023 19:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two workers were hospitalized with minor chemical burns Thursday after an ammonia leak led to the evacuation of Little Caesars Arena, the Detroit Fire Department said. The leak occurred in the arena's basement, firefighters said. Two men believed to be...

California gets more rain and snow, but dry days are ahead

Jan. 15, 2023 18:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain and snow fell during the weekend in storm-battered California, making travel dangerous and prompting evacuation warnings over flooding concerns along a swollen river near Sacramento. Bands of gusty thunderstorms started Saturday in the north and spread...

Storm-battered California gets more wind, rain and snow

Jan. 14, 2023 20:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Storm-battered California got more wind, rain and snow on Saturday, raising flooding concerns, causing power outages and making travel dangerous. Bands of rain with gusty winds started in the north and spread south, with more storms expected to follow into early...

Lithuania gas explosion blamed on technical malfunction

Jan. 14, 2023 05:49 AM EST

VALAKELIAI, Lithuania (AP) — A powerful gas pipeline explosion that prompted the evacuation of a village in northern Lithuania was most likely caused by a technical malfunction, the head of the country's natural gas transmission system said Saturday. The blast Friday evening sent...

Nursing home owner faces new lawsuit in Ida storm evacuation

Jan. 13, 2023 16:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nursing home owner who faces criminal and civil complaints over evacuating residents to a squalid warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida in 2021 is now being sued by federal authorities who say he misspent $4 million. The latest complaint against Bob Dean Jr. was...

Explosion in gas pipeline in Lithuania, no injuries reported

Jan. 13, 2023 15:53 PM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — An explosion occurred Friday in a pipeline in central Lithuania carrying gas to the north of the country and neighboring Latvia but no injuries or significant supply disruptions were reported. Baltic media said the blast sent flames 50 meters (164 feet) into the sky and...