Evacuations

Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 8:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 4:14 pm
A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. Red flags flying on...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:30 p.m. As Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is encouraging its students to leave campus this week for a safer location. The university said Sunday that it has issued a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, structures burn in Fountaingrove, Calif. A state investigation has found that staff at two senior care facilities, not seen, abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October. Officials announced Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, that they've moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
September 06, 2018 - 7:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. Nobody in...
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A fire rages as motorists travel on Interstate 5 near Lake Shasta, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Jerri Tubbs via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 8:23 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Both directions of a major highway connecting California and Oregon were closed and evacuations were ordered Wednesday when a fast-moving wildfire swept through a wilderness area. The blaze in Shasta County was reported during the afternoon and within hours had charred 3...
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This Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, aerial photo taken with a drone and provided by the Riley County Department shows flooding near a residential area in Manhattan, Kan. Heavy rain caused a creek to burst its banks and flood the Kansas college town, forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes, including some who were ferried to dry land in boats. (Doug Wood/Riley County Police Department via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 3:58 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Residents in five Kansas counties were recovering after heavy rain hit the area during the Labor Day holiday weekend, as forecasters call for more rain this week. The heavy rains caused Wildcat Creek to burst its banks and flood the Kansas college town of Manhattan, forcing...
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September 01, 2018 - 1:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Eight people have been injured in a blaze at an oil refinery in Bavaria, and another 1,800 people living close by were temporarily evacuated. Police said the fire spread quickly after a loud detonation was heard early Saturday in the southern German town of Vohburg an der Donau. A...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Syria Staffan de Mistura addresses the media during a conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the EU Council in Brussels. Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday, Aug. 30, that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government-held areas, a move that would in essence send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old war. De Mistura expresses fears of a “perfect storm” that could have a devastating impact on nearly 3 million people, nearly half of whom arrived from elsewhere in Syria, in the region largely controlled by al-Qaida-linked fighters. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:51 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government areas — a move that would send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old civil war. U.N. envoy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, smoke rises after a TNT bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters, in a neighbouring village to Kafr Nabuda, in the Idlib province countryside, Syria. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition’s only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over one million displaced Syrians, is likely to be the last major theater of battle after seven years of brutal civil war. (AP Photo/File)
August 30, 2018 - 5:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 3 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria is proposing that civilians evacuate the rebel-held region of Idlib into government-held areas, warning that nearly 3 million people in the region could face a "perfect storm" and a "chilling"...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, photo, emergency responders, police and firefighters search for an 11-year-old boy who disappeared beneath the water of a retention pond while playing with friends in Harrison, Wis. The boy sucked into the flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The boy was taken to the hospital, and authorities said he was alert and conscious after his ordeal. (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The astonishing rescue Tuesday evening came as storms pounded the southern half of the state and southeastern...
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