Latest Evacuations News

1 shot dead at plant near Atlanta; suspect caught in Alabama

Dec. 13, 2019 2:28 PM EST

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett described the shooting as “workplace violence," but couldn't say for sure whether...

Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated

Dec. 13, 2019 10:05 AM EST
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated.

Naked man who made airport bomb threat gets probation

Dec. 13, 2019 9:57 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who ran naked through Daytona Beach International Airport screaming about a bomb threat was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation and told to pay restitution to airlines affected by an evacuation that stranded scores of travelers. Volusia County Circuit Judge Matt...

Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

Dec. 10, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier. Volcanic tremors rose in the morning,...

Sydney choked by hazardous haze from Australia bush fires

Dec. 10, 2019 5:05 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered “hazardous," and was apt to trigger fire alarms. The city canceled ferries and some offices in the downtown area were evacuated. Local health...

UN Libya migrant center plagued with crowding, TB, food cuts

Dec. 6, 2019 1:22 PM EST

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe stop for migrants before they were resettled in other countries. Now, just a year later, it looks increasingly like the notorious Libyan lockups it was supposed to replace. The...

Greek authorities suspect arson in Athens hotel fire

Dec. 6, 2019 10:20 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece said Friday that arson is suspected in a fire at a luxury hotel in Athens that left three people hospitalized and had the fire department scrambling to evacuate guests and staff. Both police and fire department investigators suspect the fire the Athenaeum Palace...

Hotel catches fire in Thai resort, 400 safely evacuated

Dec. 6, 2019 6:37 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — About 400 guests and staff were safely evacuated from a hotel in Thailand's popular seaside resort of Pattaya whose facade caught fire before dawn Friday, police said. Police Capt. Sakda Poonya said the blaze at the Holiday Inn Express caused no injuries or deaths. He said an initial...

Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city

Dec. 5, 2019 5:17 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because of concerns about air quality following a pair of chemical plant explosions last week. Officials issued the voluntary order for the city of roughly...

At least 3 injured in Greece hotel fire in capital

Dec. 5, 2019 8:03 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out at a luxury hotel in the Greek capital Thursday, with firefighters using ladders to help evacuate the building. At least three people were injured, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze at the Athenaeum Palace or how many people...