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Stories with subject: Evacuations
  • Delta evacuates jet in Atlanta due to cabin smoke 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:19 pm
  • ATLANTA - Passengers were evacuated from a domestic Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday after a "smoky odor" was detected in the cockpit and main cabin due to what was later determined to be a burned-out fan.

  • Bryant schools evacuated after threat found 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:25 pm
  • BRYANT, Arkansas - School and police officials in Bryant say no bomb was found and a juvenile is in custody after a student found writing on a bathroom stall at Bryant Middle School that read "I have a bomb."

  • Fires prompt restrictions, pre-evacuation notices 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:50 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Authorities in southeastern Arizona put residents on notice Tuesday that they might have to evacuate because of a wildfire burning in the Huachuca Mountains. Meanwhile, officials in northern Arizona were preparing to enact fire restrictions about a month earlier than normal.

  • Evacuations at Croton Dam as Muskegon River floods 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:50 pm
  • CROTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Several Michigan rivers are over their banks after three days of storms dropped as much of 5.5 inches of rain, forcing some flood plain residents from their homes.

  • Metro Atlanta apartment fire forces evacuations 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:37 am
  • NORCROSS, Georgia - Firefighters in metro Atlanta are trying to determine what caused a large fire to break out inside an apartment building where many residents had to be evacuated before dawn.

  • Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:55 pm
  • VALPARAISO, Chile - A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.

  • Explosion wakens residents; no injuries reported 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:35 pm
  • DENVER - An explosion at gazebo next to an apartment complex startled residents and prompted an evacuation but caused no injuries.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:04 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • 2 charged with breaking into apartments after fire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:46 pm
  • NEWARK, Delaware - New Castle County Police have arrested two men they say burglarized seven apartments after the building was evacuated during a fire.

  • All-clear sounded in New Holstein after gas leak 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:46 pm
  • NEW HOLSTEIN, Wisconsin - Residents have been allowed back home after a major gas main break forced the evacuation of some homes in New Holstein.

  • US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:11 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission.

  • Evacuation urged near river in Autauga County 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:34 pm
  • AUTAUGAVILLE, Alabama - Autauga County emergency officials say they're urging residents living near the Alabama River to evacuate because of rising water.

  • W.Va. gas pipeline explodes, no injuries reported 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:35 pm
  • CAMERON, West Virginia - Six homes were evacuated in Marshall County after a 12-inch gas pipeline exploded.

  • Man flees Pa. motel, police suspect meth lab 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 9:17 am
  • HORSHAM, Pennsylvania - Police are searching for a man who was allegedly operating a makeshift methamphetamine lab in a suburban motel room, forcing the evacuation of some guests.

  • Bomb scare briefly evacuates 2 Honolulu buildings 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:49 pm
  • HONOLULU - A bomb threat near downtown Honolulu required the evacuation of the federal building and a state courthouse.

  • Mudslide destroys Carroll home, 2 others evacuated 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:13 am
  • CARROLLTON, Kentucky - A mudslide has destroyed an unoccupied home in Carroll County near state Route 36 between Carrollton and Milton.

  • 5 homes evacuated after mortar round is found 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:46 pm
  • FORT MEADE, Maryland - Army officials say five homes at Fort Meade were evacuated briefly after a World War II-era mortar round was found during construction work.

  • Odor sends Oahu elementary students to hospitals 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:17 pm
  • HONOLULU - A windward Oahu elementary school was evacuated because of a chemical odor that sent 25 students and two adults to hospitals.

  • UConn investigates admissions building bomb threat 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:18 pm
  • STORRS, Connecticut - Classes at the University of Connecticut are resuming as authorities investigate a bomb threat that prompted an order for people to shelter in place at the Storrs campus.

  • Fire on 18th floor of apartment complex injures 2 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:53 am
  • DETROIT - Authorities say a fire on the 18th floor of a Detroit apartment complex injured two people and prompted an evacuation.

  • Japan lets first evacuees live in nuke no-go zone 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:25 am
  • TOKYO - For the first time since Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, authorities are allowing residents to return to live in their homes within a tiny part of a 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant.

  • Noxious odor forces evacuation of Lihue Walmart 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:43 am
  • HONOLULU - The Walmart store in Lihue was evacuated after people detected a noxious odor that caused eye and throat irritation.

  • 2 homes evacuated, road closed after wall collapse 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:28 am
  • GAITHERSBURG, Maryland - Montgomery County officials say two Gaithersburg homes were evacuated and a nearby road is closed after a retaining wall collapsed amid a weekend of heavy rain.

  • 30 evacuated after partial building collapse 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 1:37 pm
  • PASSAIC, New Jersey - Thirty people were evacuated from three homes in a northern New Jersey community after a building's foundation partially collapsed.