Latest Evacuations News

Serbia police detain man over Lufthansa bomb scare

Jul. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have arrested a man over a bomb scare that forced the evacuation of a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt and caused a long delay. Police said Thursday that the man, born in 1954, faces charges of causing panic and unrest. They say he phoned the Belgrade airport...

Bus starts smoking in Mont Blanc tunnel; 68 people evacuated

Jul. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Dozens of passengers have been evacuated from a double-decker bus in the Mont Blanc tunnel after the vehicle started spewing smoke. Firefighters in the northern Italian town of Aosta said a child smashed her finger in a vehicle door during the evacuation Wednesday but that all 67 passengers...

Party-goers evacuated after fire erupts on Croatia island

Jul. 16, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area. Croatian police say that the fire took hold early on Tuesday close to the beach clubs where the festival was taking place. A statement says no one has...

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

Jul. 16, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and injuring one person. It was the second strong earthquake in Indonesia since Sunday, when a quake in North Maluku province killed four people and damaged nearly 1,000 houses. About...

Oprah Winfrey visits Maui Humane Society following wildfire

Jul. 14, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Oprah Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire, a report said. Winfrey is a part-time Maui resident who visited the society briefly Saturday, thanking a volunteer and taking a photo outside with the...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

Man surrenders after 21-plus hours atop blast furnace

Jul. 13, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man has surrendered to police after more than 21 hours atop a blast furnace that prompted evacuation of an arts and entertainment venue at the Pennsylvania site. The man climbed up and down a ladder atop the blast furnace at the old Bethlehem Steel Corp. furnace...

Italy firefighters battle wildfires; 1 dead, others evacuate

Jul. 13, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Firefighters are battling wildfires on multiple fronts in southern Italy, including one blaze in Puglia that left at least one person dead. Firefighters said Saturday they had sent up three Canadair aircraft to dump water on a wildfire raging in Tortoli, Sardinia, that forced the evacuation of...

The Latest: Mississippi River won't be as high as feared

Jul. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city....