Latest Evacuations News

EXPLAINER: What happened to the Afghanistan evacuation?

Nov. 26, 2021 08:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan didn’t end with the departure of the last U.S. troops on Aug. 30, but it did slow to a trickle. The U.S. airlifted 124,000 people from Kabul, the capital, over about six weeks as the American-backed Afghan...

Afghan girl from famous cover portrait is evacuated to Italy

Nov. 25, 2021 11:31 AM EST

ROME (AP) — National Geographic magazine’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” has arrived in Italy as part of the West’s evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said Thursday. The office of Premier Mario Draghi...

Lewiston expected to host some of the Afghanistan evacuees

Nov. 25, 2021 09:07 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Some of the Afghanistan evacuees are going to be settled in Lewiston, Maine's second-largest city, officials say. Lewiston-based Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services and Virginia-based national resettlement network Ethiopian Community...

Dozens of Afghan evacuees sickened, food poisoning suspected

Nov. 23, 2021 13:37 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Six people were taken to a hospital and dozens of others were treated for suspected food poisoning at a Tucson hotel where evacuees from Afghanistan are staying. Pima County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen says patients reported...

Flight carrying over 100 evacuated Afghans reaches Greece

Nov. 22, 2021 14:54 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — More than 100 Afghans believed to have been at risk from the Taliban were granted temporary shelter Monday in Greece after being evacuated on a special flight to the northern city of Thessaloniki. Greek officials said among the 119 people on...

Officials: Cat alerted residents to Syracuse apartment fire

Nov. 21, 2021 12:32 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A cat may be the reason three residents escaped an apartment fire in upstate New York. Residents were asleep when a fire broke out Saturday morning on the first floor of a building in Syracuse. Fire officials said a cat inside the home woke them...

Some roads partially reopened in flooded British Columbia

Nov. 18, 2021 21:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An advance team of Canadian soldiers went to work Thursday and more were due as some major highways reopened to limited traffic in British Columbia, but officials said the situation remained critical after floods and mudslides that forced evacuations,...

Residents evacuate safely while fire destroys senior center

Nov. 18, 2021 16:46 PM EST

ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — First responders broke windows to help some residents escape a fire Thursday in a building at their housing complex in southeastern Michigan, authorities said. The fire at Rolling Brook Senior Living was reported shortly before noon. ...

US-Canada border towns assess damage from devastating floods

Nov. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EST

SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — Residents of this small U.S. city along the Canadian border were assessing damage from flooding that hit an estimated three quarters of homes, as Washington state and British Columbia tried to dry out from an intense, days-long rain storm that cut off key roadways and...

State of emergency in British Columbia; more deaths expected

Nov. 17, 2021 21:18 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Canadian Pacific coast province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency Wednesday following floods and mudslides caused by extremely heavy rainfall, and officials said they expected to find more dead. Every major route...