3 hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by 2 massive explosions

U.S. 11/28/19, 01:44

Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile (7-kilometer) radius from the ...

Crews make progress on large Southern California wildfire

U.S. 11/02/19, 22:05

Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to ...

Wildfires outside L.A. threaten homes, spare Reagan library

U.S. 10/30/19, 18:49

A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced the smoky evacuation of elderly patients in wheelchairs and narrowly bypassed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, protected in part by a buffer ...

New evacuations, power outages near California wildfire

U.S. 10/26/19, 14:57

Authorities ordered at least 50,000 residents to evacuate towns near a massive Northern California wildfire Saturday, and the state's largest utility announced power shut-offs for an estimated 2.35 million people due to forecasts of severe winds and extreme fire danger. Two ...

Update: Fire sets off evacuation from amusement park

U.S. 06/09/19, 17:53

The Latest on the brush fire that erupted near a huge amusement park in Southern California (all times local):3:45 p.m.A Southern California amusement and water park has closed early after a brush fire broke out nearby and sent hundreds of ...

North Little Rock urges evacuations over flooding fears

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:54

Officials are knocking on doors in a North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood and telling residents they should probably leave for higher ground due to the threat of flooding from the Arkansas River. Officials say in a Facebook post Saturday that they ...

Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

U.S. 05/31/19, 08:34

A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Officials said the levee breached at Dardanelle, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Yell County officials ...

Update: Braggs, Oklahoma completely surrounded by water

U.S. 05/25/19, 16:33

The Latest on major flooding Oklahoma and Arkansas from severe weather across the central U.S. (all times local):4:30 p.m.Officials say a small town in eastern Oklahoma is completely surrounded by water and without power from major flooding on the Arkansas ...

Some in Tulsa urged to leave home because of flooding risks

U.S. 05/25/19, 12:09

Oklahoma officials are urging residents to prepare to evacuate some Tulsa neighborhoods that are near stressed, old levees along the Arkansas River.City officials said Saturday that people living west of downtown should consider leaving for higher ground, even though the ...

Update: Voluntary evacuations in Kansas due to flooding

U.S. 05/21/19, 07:25

The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Much of Kansas remains under flood warnings or watches as heavy rains are expected to push streams and rivers out of their banks. The National Weather Service says ...

FBI: Material found in Minneapolis apartment could be ricin

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:57

The FBI says a possible hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of a Minneapolis apartment complex and injured a University of Minnesota student could be ricin. The bureau said Wednesday that a preliminary test of the material found in an apartment ...

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

U.S. 05/08/19, 16:17

Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The ...

Apartment complex re-opened after hazmat evacuation

U.S. 05/07/19, 21:42

A Minneapolis apartment complex evacuated Tuesday afternoon because of concern about a possible hazardous material is being re-opened after authorities determined there was no danger to the public, a police spokesman said.John Elder said that as a precaution police will ...

146 migrants land in Italy in UN-organized Libya evacuation

Europe 04/29/19, 16:41

A group of 146 asylum-seekers have arrived in Italy as part of a U.N.-backed humanitarian evacuation from Libya.The U.N. refugee agency says it's the fifth such evacuation since 2017, though previous airlifts have taken migrants to Niger and elsewhere.The group ...

Fire that released sulfuric acid at zinc plant is contained

U.S. 04/29/19, 12:38

A fire at a zinc production plant in North Carolina has been contained. The blaze had released sulfuric acid into the air and led to evacuations of nearby residents.American Zinc Products said in a statement Monday that firefighters contained the ...

How we analyzed California’s wildfire evacuation routes

U.S. 04/25/19, 15:46

How many roads are enough to get out?That's the question we wondered after watching tragedy unfold in Paradise, California, last year during the Camp Fire.Paradise had five two-lane roads and one four-lane road leading out of town. But the fire ...

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