Latest Evacuations News

Residents can return after air deemed safe from derailment

Feb. 08, 2023 18:51 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Evacuated residents can return to the Ohio village where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line now that monitors show no dangerous levels in the air, authorities said Wednesday. ...

Toxic gases connected to Ohio train derailment cause concern

Feb. 08, 2023 12:54 PM EST

Days after crews released and burned toxic chemicals transported by a wrecked train in Ohio, residents remain concerned about the toxic substances that could be lingering in their evacuated neighborhoods. About 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, derailed in a fiery...

Residents worry about going home, toxic gas from derailment

Feb. 07, 2023 16:53 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Brittany Dailey stood outside her hotel watching black smoke darken the sky 10 miles to the west as crews burned toxic chemicals from tanker cars that derailed just down the street from her home. The faint smell of chlorine hung in the air Monday night...

Crews release toxic chemicals from derailed tankers in Ohio

Feb. 06, 2023 20:51 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave immediately or face the possibility of death. ...

Officials urge evacuation near derailment, fearing explosion

Feb. 05, 2023 22:19 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Officials monitoring the smoldering, tangled wreckage of a train derailment in northeastern Ohio urgently warned hundreds of nearby residents who had declined to evacuate to do so Sunday night, saying a rail car was at risk of a potential explosion that could launch...

Fire in Houston airport locker room delays morning flights

Feb. 05, 2023 12:51 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A fire at Houston’s largest airport delayed flights on Sunday and forced passengers and employees to temporarily evacuate a terminal, officials said. No injuries were reported. Houston firefighters were called to Bush Intercontinental Airport after a fire was...

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

Feb. 04, 2023 18:15 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A freight train derailment in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line left a mangled and charred mass of boxcars and flames Saturday as authorities launched a federal investigation and monitored air quality from the various hazardous chemicals in the train. ...

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...