Latest Evacuations News

Dangerous storm sweeps Southern Plains, spawning tornadoes

May. 20, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern Plains Monday, spawning a few tornadoes that caused some damage and a deluge of rain but no reports of injuries. The National Weather Service had warned that Monday evening...

San Francisco police say no merit to active shooter call

May. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say there was no merit to reports of an active shooter at a San Francisco office building that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people. San Francisco Police Department Sgt. Michael Andraychak says police went Monday to investigate a report of a suspicious person with "a...

Rapid City residents allowed home after land mine removed

May. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Residents are being allowed to return home after a Rapid City neighborhood was evacuated because of a land mine. The Rapid City Police Department tweeted Monday afternoon that the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Ellsworth Air Force Base has removed...

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

May. 18, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in the...

New Mexico wildfire forces evacuation of state park

May. 18, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a grass and brush fire that forced the evacuation of a state park, one home and other structures in southeastern New Mexico. The State Forestry Division says the fire burning Saturday along the Pecos River about 14 miles (23...

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

May. 18, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, even as both Washington and...

USGS volcano observatory in Hawaii awaits funds for new base

May. 18, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Staff members from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are settling into another temporary office in Hilo, their third move since the Kilauea volcano eruption forced the evacuation of their headquarters in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald...

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

May. 18, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi government...

Florida restaurant evacuated, bomb squad blames thermometer

May. 17, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A popular Florida restaurant was evacuated as a bomb squad searched for a suspicious item. Turns out it was just a thermometer with a low battery. Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman said the Texas Roadhouse was evacuated as a precaution Thursday night as officials searched the...

Coast Guard evacuates people from whale-watching boat

May. 9, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — About 45 people were evacuated from a 60-foot whale-watching vessel that went aground on Smith Island, west of Whidbey Island, Washington. The Seattle Times reports that the Coast Guard and other agencies helped with the rescue effort after the vessel took on water in Puget Sound on Thursday...