Latest Evacuations News

Sheriff: Toxic gas release likely from Ohio derailment

Feb. 06, 2023 11:18 AM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were threatening to arrest anyone who doesn't leave an evacuation zone near the smoldering wreckage of an Ohio train derailment near the Pennsylvania state line and warned Monday there was a high probability of a toxic gas release. While...

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...

Azerbaijan says it will evacuate embassy in Iran after attack; accuses Iran of not taking threats against post seriously

Jan. 27, 2023 05:23 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Azerbaijan says it will evacuate embassy in Iran after attack; accuses Iran of not taking threats against post seriously.

Removal of West Bank outpost tests Israel's new coalition

Jan. 20, 2023 10:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Friday dismantled a small settler outpost in the occupied West Bank, a day after it was erected, in a major test to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new ruling coalition. Footage broadcast by Israeli media showed troops removing the...

Fire burns makeshift homes in shadow of Seoul's skyscrapers

Jan. 20, 2023 01:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire destroyed about 60 makeshift homes in a densely packed neighborhood surrounded by some of the wealthiest streets of South Korea’s ultramodern capital Friday. Firefighters extinguished the flames in Seoul’s Guryong village within about five...