Latest Evacuations News

Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli forces are storming the Khan Younis hospital after evacuation of displaced people

Feb. 15, 2024 04:37 AM EST
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli forces are storming the Khan Younis hospital after evacuation of displaced people.

Protesters pour red powder on US Constitution enclosure, prompting evacuation of National Archives

Feb. 14, 2024 17:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives building and galleries were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after two protesters dumped red powder on the protective case around the U.S. Constitution. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m., according to the National Archives. There was no...

Israel seeks to evacuate Palestinians jammed into a southern Gaza city ahead of an expected invasion

Feb. 09, 2024 17:37 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said he has ordered the military to prepare a plan to evacuate civilians from Rafah ahead of an expected Israeli invasion of the densely populated southern Gaza city. The announcement came after heavy...

Israel's next target in Gaza war is likely Rafah. Terrified people say there's nowhere left to go

Feb. 09, 2024 15:41 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s southernmost town, Rafah, is bursting at the seams. Nearly the last place spared an Israeli offensive so far, Rafah's population has more than quintupled with Palestinians streaming in to escape fighting. They pack by the dozens into apartments. Sidewalks and...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders the military to prepare for evacuating Rafah ahead of expected invasion

Feb. 09, 2024 09:41 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders the military to prepare for evacuating Rafah ahead of expected invasion.

Volcanic eruption in Iceland subsides, though scientists warn more activity may follow.

Feb. 09, 2024 09:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A volcanic eruption in southwestern Iceland appears to have subsided, though scientists are warning that the area may experience further eruptions in the coming months. Iceland’s Meteorological Office said late Thursday that the eruption had decreased significantly....

London's Old Bailey court is evacuated after a nearby electrical fire

Feb. 07, 2024 14:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London's famous criminal courthouse known as the Old Bailey was evacuated Wednesday after an electrical fire sparked a loud bang in a nearby substation, knocking out power to the courtrooms and sending black smoke billowing into the streets. Lawyers in their black...

Power restored to BP oil refinery in Indiana after outage prompts evacuation, shutdown, company says

Feb. 02, 2024 15:36 PM EST

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Power has been restored to BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana following an outage that prompted the company to temporarily shut down the complex and evacuate workers, BP said Friday. BP spokesperson Christina Audisho said in a statement that...

Power outage at BP oil refinery in Indiana prompts evacuation, temporary shutdown

Feb. 01, 2024 17:17 PM EST

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana was hit Thursday by a power outage that prompted the company to shut it down and evacuate workers, authorities said. Initially, only employees who work at an office building at BP's Whiting refinery were...

Evacuations underway in northeast Illinois after ice jam break on river causes significant flooding

Jan. 26, 2024 13:44 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities were evacuating homes Friday in northeastern Illinois after an ice jam break along the Kankakee River led to major flooding that was threatening about 200 homes. A flash flood warning was in effect until mid-morning Saturday for Will and Grundy...