Evacuation

LLANO, Texas | Floods destroy bridge, force evacuations in Central Texas

LLANO, Texas  — Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days. The bridge crumbled as it was overrun by the bloated, roiling Llano River in Kingsland, about 65 miles (105 … Continue reading LLANO, Texas | Floods destroy bridge, force evacuations in Central Texas

KIEV, Ukraine | Fire at Ukraine’s ammunition depot forces massive evacuation

KIEV, Ukraine  — Ukrainian officials say that a fire at an ammunition depot in Ukraine has forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. There have been no injuries. The Emergencies Ministry says the blaze at the warehouse in the eastern Chernihiv region erupted early Tuesday. The ministry said the depot contained about 88,000 metric … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Fire at Ukraine’s ammunition depot forces massive evacuation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Ferry with nearly 300 people onboard stranded in Baltic Sea

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A ferry with around 300 people on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday after the ship experienced engine failure, the Danish operator said. No injuries were reported and an evacuation wasn’t immediately necessary. The breakdown aboard the Regina Seaways produced smoke, which triggered the ship’s fire extinguishing system in … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Ferry with nearly 300 people onboard stranded in Baltic Sea

BLADENBORO, N.C. | Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence’s latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week. They were among 100 people rescued with helicopters, boats and high-wheeled military vehicles during a six-hour rescue operation in … Continue reading BLADENBORO, N.C. | Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Orders Evacuation Ahead of Historic, Life-threatening Hurricane Florence

State Evacuation Ordered for Vulnerable Coastal Areas Read Executive Order Here RALEIGH, NC – With powerful and dangerous Hurricane Florence zeroing in on North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper today issued a mandatory state evacuation order for vulnerable coastal areas.  The state order is in addition to local evacuation orders already in place in most coastal … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Orders Evacuation Ahead of Historic, Life-threatening Hurricane Florence

Sourth Carolina News: Governor Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11 at Noon

Governor Also Issues Executive Order Closing Specific Schools and State Government Offices to Ease Traffic COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has issued Executive Order 2018-29, which orders the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Florence approaches.  Residents in all hurricane evacuation zones must … Continue reading Sourth Carolina News: Governor Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11 at Noon

GENOA, Italy | Firefighters checking source of creaking noises from bridge

GENOA, Italy— Firefighters in the Italian city of Genoa have suspended an operation to allow evacuated residents to retrieve their belongings from homes under a bridge that partially collapsed, after workers heard creaking noises coming from the structure. The news agency ANSA reported Monday that officials have ruled out that the sound could be caused … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | Firefighters checking source of creaking noises from bridge