Latest Evacuations News

Tennessee bill addressing fire alarms after Nashville school shooting heads to governor

Feb. 26, 2024 22:08 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill requiring that public and private schools determine why a fire alarm went off before evacuating children from classrooms, sending the governor a proposal Monday inspired by a deadly Nashville elementary school shooting. ...

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

Feb. 24, 2024 05:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A World War II-era bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) explosive was discovered Tuesday in the backyard of a home...

A World War II bomb prompted an evacuation in England before being taken to sea to be blown up

Feb. 23, 2024 13:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An unexploded World War II bomb was safely transported Friday through the eerily empty streets of the southwestern English port city of Plymouth before being placed on a boat for its next and final journey to sea where it will be blown up by naval divers. In what...

Police evacuate about 500 people from Sweden's security agency over suspected gas leak

Feb. 23, 2024 09:44 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A suspected gas leak at the headquarters of Sweden’s security agency on Friday forced the authorities to evacuate some 500 people from the facility, Swedish broadcaster TV4 said. Police spokesman Anders Bryngelsson told the TT news agency that emergency services...

Washington lawmakers advance bill making it a felony to threaten election workers

Feb. 22, 2024 16:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to make harassing election workers a felony, three months after four county election offices received envelopes containing suspicious powder — including three testing positive for fentanyl — and had to be evacuated. ...

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.