Latest Evacuations News

Scandinavian Airlines medevac plane lands in Malaysian island where Norwegian king is hospitalized

Mar. 01, 2024 04:35 AM EST

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — A Scandinavian Airlines medical evacuation plane arrived on Friday in Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi, where the Norwegian king is in hospital and being treated for an infection. King Harald V, Europe's oldest monarch at 87, was hospitalized...

A Scandinavian Airlines medical evacuation plane lands on a Malaysian island where the Norwegian king is hospitalized

Mar. 01, 2024 02:16 AM EST
LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — A Scandinavian Airlines medical evacuation plane lands on a Malaysian island where the Norwegian king is hospitalized.

Maryland State House lockdown prompted by anonymous threat is lifted after nothing suspicious found

Feb. 29, 2024 20:04 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State House was locked down for about two hours Thursday after an anonymous phone threat was made, but officials said no signs of suspicious activity were found and later allowed people back inside. Annapolis Police Department spokesperson Bernie...

UC Berkeley officials denounce protest that forced police to evacuate Jewish event for safety

Feb. 28, 2024 18:00 PM EST

Leaders of the University of California, Berkeley, have denounced a protest against an event organized by Jewish students that forced police to evacuate attendees and a speaker from Israel for their safety after demonstrators broke through doors. A criminal investigation has begun,...

Traces of toxic gas found during evacuation of Swedish security agency, local media report

Feb. 28, 2024 10:51 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Traces of a toxic, colorless gas were found at the headquarters of Sweden’s security agency where a suspected gas leak last week forced authorities to evacuate some 500 people from the facility, a local paper reported Wednesday. The daily Svenska Dagbladet...

Texas nuclear weapons facility pauses operations as wildfires spread through rural Panhandle and prompt evacuations

Feb. 27, 2024 22:43 PM EST
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Texas nuclear weapons facility pauses operations as wildfires spread through rural Panhandle and prompt evacuations.

Tennessee bill addressing fire alarms after Nashville school shooting heads to governor

Feb. 26, 2024 22:08 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill requiring that public and private schools determine why a fire alarm went off before evacuating children from classrooms, sending the governor a proposal Monday inspired by a deadly Nashville elementary school shooting. ...

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

Feb. 24, 2024 05:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A World War II-era bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) explosive was discovered Tuesday in the backyard of a home...

A World War II bomb prompted an evacuation in England before being taken to sea to be blown up

Feb. 23, 2024 13:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An unexploded World War II bomb was safely transported Friday through the eerily empty streets of the southwestern English port city of Plymouth before being placed on a boat for its next and final journey to sea where it will be blown up by naval divers. In what...

Police in Sweden evacuate about 500 people from security agency over suspected gas leak

Feb. 23, 2024 10:50 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A suspected gas leak at the headquarters of Sweden’s security agency Friday forced authorities to evacuate some 500 people from the facility, Swedish broadcaster TV4 said. Seven people from the headquarters in Solna, just north of Stockholm, were hospitalized,...