Latest Evacuations News

Russia shells Ukrainian city inundated by dam collapse after Zelenskyy visit

Jun. 08, 2023 17:55 PM EDT

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces Thursday shelled a southern Ukrainian city inundated by flooding in a catastrophic dam collapse, Ukrainian officials said, forcing a suspension of some rescue efforts hours after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy went to the area to assess the damage. ...

Authorities recover train from Austrian tunnel after fire forces evacuation

Jun. 08, 2023 04:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A train was being recovered on Thursday from an Austrian tunnel where it got stuck when a fire broke out, forcing rescuers to evacuate the 151 people on board. The regional government in Tyrol province said that 33 people were slightly injured in Wednesday evening's...

Passengers evacuated from train after fire breaks out in Austrian tunnel

Jun. 07, 2023 18:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities evacuated hundreds of passengers from a train in a tunnel after a fire broke out Wednesday evening, and officials said around 50 people had slight injuries. Local authorities said the night train with up to 370 passengers on board was in the...

Ukrainian dam breach: What's happening and what's at stake

Jun. 07, 2023 14:14 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The fallout from the breach of a dam in southern Ukraine is wreaking havoc on lives, livelihoods and the environment amid the war. When the Kakhovka dam ruptured on Tuesday, it sent a torrent of water from Ukraine's largest reservoir into cities, towns and...

Residents briefly allowed back into rockslide-threatened Swiss village

Jun. 07, 2023 06:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Residents of a Swiss village under threat from a massive rockslide were allowed back Wednesday for the first time since they were evacuated last month, but only for 90-minute visits. Local authorities allowed a maximum of 30 people into the village of Brienz at a time...

Ukraine accuses Russian forces of blowing up a major dam on the Dnipro River and orders evacuations from flood zones

Jun. 06, 2023 00:33 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accuses Russian forces of blowing up a major dam on the Dnipro River and orders evacuations from flood zones.

Dozens evacuated from small cruise ship in Alaska after engine room fire

Jun. 05, 2023 20:33 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fire in the engine room of a small cruise ship in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve prompted the evacuation of dozens of passengers and crew on Monday. No injuries were reported, and the fire was extinguished, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The...

Lightning suspected as cause for tank fire that forced evacuation in Louisiana

Jun. 04, 2023 14:39 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — An evacuation order was lifted early Sunday for residents near a southwest Louisiana refining company where lightning is believed to have sparked a fire at a chemical storage tank. The fire at Calcasieu Refining in Lake Charles was reported Saturday...

Week after Iowa building collapse, Minnesota condo evacuated over stability concerns

Jun. 03, 2023 16:07 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Less than a week after an apartment building partially collapsed in Iowa, more than 140 people were evacuated from a condominium in Minnesota after a structural engineer expressed concerns about its stability. Officials in Rochester, Minnesota, ordered...

Halifax residents board buses to view homes destroyed by wildfires

Jun. 02, 2023 18:49 PM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Residents from Canada's Atlantic Coast city of Halifax whose homes have been destroyed by wildfires boarded buses Friday to get a look at what little remains of where they used to live. About 200 structures, including 151 homes, have been destroyed in...