Latest Evacuations News

Wildfire prompts evacuation order for areas near Anderson

Jun. 25, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An evacuation order was issued Saturday for people living in about 45 homes in subdivisions near a community in Interior Alaska after winds pushed the Clear Fire closer to them. The fire is burning near the community of Anderson, about 81 miles (130...

60 rescued in Capitol Reef Nat'l Park after roads flood

Jun. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Search and rescue crews evacuated about 60 people via helicopter on Thursday, after flash floods blanketed southern Utah's Capitol Reef National Park, washing out roads and stranding both visitors and park rangers at the popular outdoor destination known for cliffs and canyons made out of red rock....

Turkey battles wind-driven wildfire near resort for 3rd day

Jun. 23, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Firefighting crews battled for a third day on Thursday a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened swaths of pine forest near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey and driven hundreds of people from their homes. More than 2,500 firefighters, aided by...

Nursing home owner whose residents suffered in Ida arrested

Jun. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions. Bob Glynn...

Big wildfire forces evacuations near Turkish Marmaris resort

Jun. 22, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — More than a thousand firefighters, aided by water-dropping planes and helicopters, on Wednesday battled a wildfire that erupted overnight near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey forcing dozens of home evacuations. An official voiced hope that the blaze...

Yellowstone National Park partially reopens 9 days after flooding forced 10,000 to evacuate and wiped out roads, bridges

Jun. 22, 2022 10:04 AM EDT
WAPITI, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park partially reopens 9 days after flooding forced 10,000 to evacuate and wiped out roads, bridges.

South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate

Jun. 22, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major flooding has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in southern China, with more rain expected. Parts of the manufacturing hub of Guangdong suspended classes, office work and public transport amid rising waters and the threat of landslides. ...

Wildfire near Arizona's Kitt Peak observatory 50% contained

Jun. 21, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that led to last week’s evacuation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson was 50% contained Tuesday, up from 40% in previous days. Authorities said nearly 440 firefighters were working the wildfire that now as...

Fire near Arctic Circle sign prompts campground evacuations

Jun. 20, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire burning near the Arctic Circle turnout on Alaska's Dalton Highway has prompted evacuation of a nearby campground. The wildfire is burning on the west side of the highway, which is also known as the haul road since it is used to haul supplies to...

Wildfire near Arizona's Kitt Peak less than half contained

Jun. 20, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that led to last week’s evacuation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson remained 40% contained Monday. Authorities said more than 300 firefighters continued working the wildfire that has now charred 31.8 square...