CALISTOGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have ordered people living and working the Sonoma/Napa County line to evacuate after a propane tanker overturned and they say the...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A bomb squad has been called to investigate a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of a courthouse in Texarkana.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation...
Evacuated residents allowed to return home in Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Officials say Green Bay residents who evacuated their homes can return as floodwaters recede.
Green Bay Metro Fire Department lifted its emergency evacuation order at...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent...
Flooding forces evacuation of homes in western Wisconsin
ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) — Emergency officials say flooding has forced the evacuation of homes in western Wisconsin.
The State Emergency Operations Center says about 12 homes were evacuated in the...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut...
Casket company fire prompts evacuations, subway closure
BOSTON (AP) — A powerful blaze at a casket company in Boston has forced the evacuation of residents and impacted subway service.
Fire department officials say the fire at the New England...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Interstates in North Dakota and South Dakota were reopening Friday as residents were digging out from a late-winter storm. Still, authorities were urging residents to use...
Late-winter storm hits Midwest after paralyzing Colorado
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that...
Flooding prompts evacuations along Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A fire official says workers have helped as many as 300 people evacuate from their homes because of ice-jam flooding along the Fond du Lac River in eastern...
Nebraska handling flooding and howling snowstorm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebraska residents struggled with blizzardlike conditions.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — No injuries were reported after a stove fire forced the evacuation of a dormitory at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
Man pleads guilty in shooting in lava evacuation zone
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island man who fired a gun during an encounter with lava evacuees during the Kilauea volcano eruption last year has pleaded guilty to felony charges.
Water main break in Boston causing major headaches
BOSTON (AP) — A water main break in Boston has flooded a busy street, forced the evacuation of several buildings and caused major commuter headaches.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials across the Tennessee and lower Mississippi valleys prepared Friday for more rainfall that could add water to already-overflowing rivers, while Mississippi officials...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Deep South (all times local):
Officials are ordering evacuations in a western Mississippi area where water is pooling...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another very wet storm rolled into California with spectacular lightning, thunderclaps and downpours, but evacuations were canceled Wednesday as significant debris and mud flows...
Angry and defiant, IS families surrender in Syria
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Angry crowds evacuating from the last shred of territory held by Islamic State militants in Syria praised the extremist group Wednesday and chanted "Islamic State will...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a California's stormy winter (all times local):
Santa Barbara County authorities are planning to lift evacuation orders for communities below...
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — As defeat looms, militants of the Islamic State group have remained organized and ruthless to their last breath. Keeping institutions functioning in their last shred of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned.
SANTA BARBARA , Calif. (AP) — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has ordered about 3,000 residents to evacuate ahead of a new storm expected to hit areas scarred by wildfires, including...
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A prominent French militant who joined the Islamic State group, Jean-Michel Clain, was killed in a mortar strike over the weekend as he struggled with wounds suffered...
LONDON (AP) — British air accident authorities are investigating the aborted takeoff of a Laudamotion flight from London's Stansted Airport to Vienna that left eight people...
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Jason Flint prepared for flooding in Northern California by putting his deli's valuable equipment on pallets and milk crates stacked several feet above the...
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Flood threat prompts Northern California evacuations
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in Northern California's wine country were ordered to evacuate Tuesday evening shortly before a river reached flood stage as a winter storm dumped...
Mass evacuations from Syria’s last IS holdout continue
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Dozens of women, enrobed in black, huddled with their children in circles in the chilly desert Monday night after they were searched and screened in the dark...
Fire engulfs 150-year-old New Orleans mansion; 3 escape
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fire engulfed a three-story, 150-year-old mansion in New Orleans, though a 92-year-old woman, two other residents and a dog escaped unharmed.
Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Young girls and boys stared out of the back of trucks, their faces dirty, their eyes filled with terror, exhaustion and uncertainty, as hundreds of men, women and children...
Fake grenade prompts evacuation of Taylorsville school
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A student caused a brief evacuation of a Taylorsville school after bringing a fake grenade to campus.
KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that school officials say the...
Long Island college dorm briefly evacuated due to stove fire
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a stove fire spurred a brief evacuation of a Long Island college dorm, but no one was injured.
It happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale. College spokeswoman Kathy Coley says the fire was in a fourth-floor kitchen in Orchard Hall and was quickly contained.
She says the dorm was evacuated as precaution. About 350 students were affected. Classes were in session on Monday, the Presidents Day holiday.
Feds: Large fire in Philadelphia 1 year ago was arson
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities say a massive fire that prompted evacuation of scores of people in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood a year ago was deliberately set.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday that a nearly yearlong investigation of the February 2018 blaze determined that it was "incendiary in nature."
Shows go on after NY manhole fires forced theater evacuation
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway shows including "Jersey Boys" and "Avenue Q" were resuming Sunday after manhole fires spurred the evacuation of a theater complex while performances were under way Saturday night.
Three windows in the New World Stages complex cracked near the manhole blast and were being replaced Sunday, and all its shows were set to play as scheduled, according to a representative for the company that runs the complex.
Brazil mining company evacuates people due to dam risk
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian mining giant Vale says it has evacuated nearly 200 people after inspectors reported signs that a nearby dam holding mining waste could collapse.
Saturday night's evacuation comes three weeks after the collapse of another mining dam run by Vale caused the death of at least 166 people and left at least 147 missing.
Manhole fires force evacuation of NYC theater complex
NEW YORK (AP) — A series of manhole fires in midtown Manhattan on Saturday forced the evacuation of a theater complex where performances of plays including "Jersey Boys" and "Avenue Q" were underway.
No injuries were reported from the manhole fires at around 8 p.m. at West 50th Street near Eighth Avenue.
But a representative for the theater complex New World Stages said patrons were evacuated as a precaution.
Suspicious package prompts brief evacuation of city hall
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence City Hall was briefly evacuated after someone spotted a suspicious package on the first floor inside the building.
A spokeswoman for the mayor says city employees left the building shortly after noon Thursday and gathered at Biltmore Park.
The Biltmore Hotel allowed employees to wait in the lobby because of the cold. Employees were cleared to return just after 12:20 p.m.
Mudslide forces evacuations in San Francisco area
Latest: Evacuations as storm approaches Southern California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for neighborhoods beneath fire-scarred hillsides in Southern California as another storm raises flooding fears.
Small fire forces brief evacuation of mental health facility
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque authorities say a mental health facility was briefly evacuated Tuesday because of a small fire inside one room.
Officials say the fire at Desert Hills of New Mexico Mental Health Facility was extinguished quickly Tuesday and that firefighters used electric fans to clear smoke from the building.
3,000 evacuated from New Zealand fire can return home
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — About 3,000 people who fled as a wildfire threatened a New Zealand town were allowed to return home Monday as firefighting conditions improved.
Another 400 residents living in valleys near the fire aren't yet able to return, although officials hope they will be able to soon.
Powerful storm hits Southern California, flooding highways
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders.
Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second storm in a week brought record-breaking rainfall to parched Los Angeles on Thursday, jamming traffic on Southern California highways and prompting evacuations in wildfire-scarred areas.
A mudslide shut down Pacific Coast Highway and surrounding roads in and around Malibu neighborhoods charred by last month's massive fire that destroyed hundreds of homes.
Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have survived the devastating California wildfire that leveled Paradise.
They were among hundreds of residents who were finally allowed back into neighborhoods on the east side of town a month after the blaze killed at least 85 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes.
Some evacuation orders lifted for California wildfire area
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are lifting evacuation orders for some Northern California communities ravaged by the state's deadliest wildfire but said no traffic will be allowed into the town of Paradise, which was the most devastated community in last month's blaze.
The Butte County Sheriff's office on Sunday said residents of neighborhoods in nearby Magalia can return to the area at noon on Sunday and public access would resume 24 hours later.
Fire-scarred California areas escape large-scale rain damage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major storm brought localized mudslides and street flooding to California and some people had to be rescued from stranded vehicles, but fire-scarred areas escaped large-scale damage.
Water from flash floods receded in Northern California and crews on Friday cleared debris from roads, culverts and levees that flooded in Chico, said Butte County spokeswoman Kelly Hubbard.
Flooding hits Northern California area scarred by wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stuck in vehicles and rescue them from homes after a downpour near the Paradise area.
Authorities said they used boats to rescue people from three homes and told people in about 100 vehicles to stay in place until the rain receded in late afternoon. They received reports of flooding on roads and of downed trees and utility poles.
Bodycam footage shows California wildfire rescue of nurses
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California sheriff's office released harrowing body camera footage of a deputy who was nearly overrun by flames as he helped with evacuations the night the deadly Camp Fire swept through Paradise.
Butte County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Parmley was searching for a group of stranded nurses when he was forced to abandon his vehicle and continue the search on foot surrounded by flames.