Latest Evacuations News

50-car train derailment causes big fire, evacuations in Ohio

Feb. 04, 2023 16:10 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Freight train cars continued to burn Saturday sending up heavy smoke following a derailment that prompted an evacuation order and a declaration of a state of emergency in an Ohio village near the Pennsylvania state line. About 50 cars derailed in East...

Fed building evacuated in hazmat response out of 'caution'

Jan. 31, 2023 14:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. District Court building in Concord was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a possible hazardous substance, but preliminary testing suggested that it wasn't hazardous, an FBI spokesperson said. The agency, along with New Hampshire State Police, the...

North Louisiana families evacuated after train derails

Jan. 28, 2023 18:14 PM EST

KEATCHIE, La. (AP) — About 130 people in north Louisiana were ordered to evacuate Saturday after a train derailed and at least two cars began leaking hazardous products, state police said. The Union Pacific Railroad train derailed about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the DeSoto Parish town...

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...