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Evacuation News

White House intruder decorated war veteran 'crying out for help'

Washington D.c. - The Texas man arrested for scaling the fence surrounding the White House Friday evening has been identified as a decorated Iraqi War veteran.

White House evacuated as intruder storms towards West Wing

Washington D.c. - Staff members and members of the media have been evacuated from the White House following an intruder scaling the fence and rushing towards the building.

Kruger National Park to evacuate rhinos for their own protection

Nearly 280 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, and park officials are considering a unique plan to protect the endangered animals. In order to "spread the risk," they are thinking of moving the rhinos.

Israel army tells Palestinians in north Gaza to evacuate

Jerusalem - The Israeli army is warning Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip to "leave their homes for their own safety," the military said in a statement on Saturday night.

Evacuations as Peru volcano rumbles to life

Lima - A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

First civilians leave besieged areas of Syria's Homs

Homs - A first group of civilians was evacuated from besieged rebel-held areas of Homs on Friday under a UN-supervised deal between the Syrian government and opposition.

Rim fire extends to 105,620 acres, threatens thousands of homes

Groveland - Ninety-nine square miles of Stanislaus National Forest land and private lands have been scorched by the Rim Fire as of tonight. 3,000 homes are under evacuation orders. Outlook is bleak for some.

Video: Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International Airport

Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, was engulfed in flames on Wednesday morning. Firefighters are battling the blaze and passengers are being evacuated. (Updated).

Princeton campus evacuated after bomb threat

Princeton University has been evacuated due to a bomb threat on "unspecified buildings" on the campus, according to News at Princeton.

Red alert over volcano in Chile and Argentina

Both Chile and Argentina have been put on red alert by authorities after worries of a possible eruption of the Copahue volcano on their shared border.

United States Air Force begins evacuating hostages in Algeria

A United States Air Force aero evacuation plane has begun the process of evacuating Americans and other foreign nationals from the BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner evacuated after emergency landing in Japan

Takamatsu - An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport in Western Japan on Wednesday morning. Following this two Japanese airlines grounded all their Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.

Bayou Corne Sinkhole ignored by media while residents suffer

Approximately 300 people evacuated from their Louisiana homes in early August, many forced to spend Thanksgiving in hotels or campgrounds, are still looking for answers and wondering when, or if, they will ever be able to return home.

Toxic clouds in Buenos Aires after chemical container explodes

Buenos Aires - There were reports of a mass evacuation ordered of the city of Buenos Aires, after a chemical container exploded, covering the Argentinian capital with a huge toxic cloud. Apparently it wasn't that bad. (Updated).

Hurricane Sandy: 5 million without power, NYC hospitals evacuate

Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York Monday night with heavy rain and 80 mph winds, causing 5 million power outages spanning from North Carolina to Maine. It's just been reported a New York hospital is moving 215 patients to other hospitals.

Boeing evacuates 500 over bomb threat on 9/11 anniversary

Ridley Park - Boeing has evacuated around 500 employees from its Pennsylvania plant after a bomb threat on Tuesday morning. The warning note was left in a bathroom.

Isaac upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, to hit Louisiana tonight

Reaching wind speeds of 75 mph, the storm Isaac is now a Category 1 hurricane and is moving northwest toward the mouth of the Mississippi River. It's expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast tonight.

Mt Tongariro erupts for first time in more than a century

An eruption at Mt Tongariro, a volcano near the Ketetahi Hot Springs on North Island, New Zealand, has caused roads to close and flights may be disrupted.

21 people killed in floods in China, millions evacuated (video)

Torrential rain, floods and mudslides have continued to hit urban and rural areas in southern and central China. At least 21 people have been killed.

Popocat├ępetl spews ash, Mexico prepares for possible evacuation

Puebla - Popocat├ępetl continues to remain awakened as the active volcano shot out ash and steam on Tues. The volcano had originally begun to show stronger activity over the weekend, which had prompted local authorities to raise the alert level.

WWII bomb neutralized in France, 1,500 evacuated

Marseille - Over the weekend French officials evacuated 1,500 residents in the southern France city of Marseille so bomb experts could neutralize a World War II bomb that was found.

Eight dead as superliner runs aground near Italy

One of the largest cruise ships operating in the Mediterranean has run aground causing panic aboard. At least eight passengers are reported dead. Video of the incident is now circulating online.

Suspicious cargo causes bomb scare at Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles - The word "bomb" spray painted on a shipping container disrupted operations at the Port of Los Angeles. The LAPD bomb squad was called in as a precautionary measure.

45,000 residents evacuated after WWII bomb found in German city

Koblenz - About half of the residents of the German city of Koblenz are under evacuation orders so officials can work to defuse a massive bomb that was found in the Rhine River. Individuals within the evacuation zone will need to leave by Sunday, Dec. 4.

City of Edinburgh Council unveil emergency evacuation plan

Edinburgh - The City of Edinburgh Council has today published information on what to do if parts of the city needed to be evacuated in the event of a major incident.

Japan mulls five-minute tsunami evacuation

A panel of experts under a disaster agency of the government is eyeing a five-minute tsunami evacuation system for newly-created residential areas in the coastal or tsunami-prone areas.

6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska

Atka - Alaska has been hit with another strong earthquake this morning. No reports of injuries have been reported by authorities.

Wildfires in Arizona burn out of control

Causing evacuation and threatening transmission lines, wildfires in Arizona continue to burn out of control almost two weeks after igniting. As of Wednesday more than 600 square miles have been consumed, according to reports from the area.

Wildfires force evacuations in Arizona

'Dozens' of people were evacuated Thursday from their homes in three separate Arizona communities due to a number of wildfires burning.

Thousands flee fire to temporary evacuation centers in Alberta Special

Athabasca - Thousands of Slave Lake residents have fled their fire ravaged town, to temporary evacuation centers in Athabasca, Westlock, Boyle and Edmonton.
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Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga  Mpumalanga.
Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga.
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
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Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
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Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Dozier weighs down a sign directing evacuees to the welcome center ...
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Dozier weighs down a sign directing evacuees to the welcome center security training building 266 at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss.
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City  Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard s Fifth Regim...
More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City, Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore Md
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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COMMUNITY: Pierce College in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles was evacuated Friday followin...
COMMUNITY: Pierce College in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles was evacuated Friday following reports of an armed man on campus.
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China s disputed oil rig in the South China Sea.
China's disputed oil rig in the South China Sea.
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