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  • Operation volcano! Navy Armada Ready To Pick Up Thousands Of Stranded Britons

    04/18/2010 4:12:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies · 850+ views ^ | April 18, 2010 | Vanessa Allen And Ray Massey
    An Armada of Royal Navy ships is poised to rescue Britons stranded by the aviation shutdown. The dramatic operation would carry thousands of families home from Channel ports in a rerun of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. Security Minister Lord West said commercial ships and amphibious landing craft could also be drafted into service.
  • Israel has issued an ``urgent'' warning "leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately".

    04/13/2010 10:54:07 AM PDT · by Robe · 43 replies · 3,035+ views
    AP via WBT Charlotte ^ | 04/13/10 | AP
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) Israel has issued an ``urgent'' warning to its citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately.</p> <p>The warning refers to ``concrete evidence of an expected terrorist attempt to kidnap Israelis in Sinai.''</p> <p>The statement from the Israeli prime minister's office Tuesday took the unusual step of calling on families of Israelis touring the Sinai to establish contact with them.</p>
  • Haiti quake victims put strain on Fla. hospitals

    03/15/2010 5:11:46 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 339+ views
    AP via ^ | 03/15/10 | Jennifer Kay
    Medical airlifts were halted as state figured out how to deal with influx. MIAMI - As hundreds of injured survivors of the Haiti earthquake overwhelmed Florida hospitals in January, state officials pleaded with the federal government for basic information about arriving patients but got little assistance, e-mails obtained by The Associated Press show.
  • Evacuations ordered at Misawa, Okinawa bases amid tsunami fears

    02/28/2010 3:39:02 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2010 | By T.D. Flack and David Allen
    MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. military commanders on Okinawa ordered a limited evacuation of coastal areas for all DOD personnel shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, and Japanese officials ordered the evacuation of more than 4,000 people living along the coastline near Misawa Air Base in mainland Japan. Base officials at Misawa broadcast warnings to American community members early Sunday afternoon, advising that anyone living east of Route 338 were ordered to evacuate. “Leave that area immediately,” read a crawler on the American Forces Network television channel. On Okinawa a wave up to six feet in height was expected to...
  • Tourists paying $500 for Machu Picchu evacuation

    01/27/2010 10:19:30 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 884+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 27, 2010
    Desperate tourists are paying up to $500 (£300) to get on helicopters out of the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru after torrential rains set off mudslides that have killed up to ten people. Britons are among the 1,500 still trapped in the area three days after the heaviest rains in 15 years flooded the area over the weekend. Rudy Chalco, a tour guide with a group of elderly Europeans, said that the rescuers were not complying with the government's orders to prioritise the evacuation of children, the elderly and sick, and that some were paying to skip...
  • Homes evacuated in San Antonio as hill crumbles

    01/25/2010 7:46:26 PM PST · by kingattax · 15 replies · 772+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-25-10 | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    SAN ANTONIO – Construction crews moved dirt to shore up a group of houses precariously perched on a crumbling hill in San Antonio on Monday as engineers tried to determine why the land below was shifting, causing dozens of homes to evacuate
  • Prayers for Our Town!

    12/10/2009 7:35:06 AM PST · by Jewels1091 · 74 replies · 2,185+ views
    We have a building on fire that dries milk and makes cheese. There was a propane explosion earier, and the building is on fire, but an outside propane tank is in danger, they just filled it yesterday with 30,000 gallons, if that thing goes off it will be like a bomb! They are evacuating a square mile, every person, every business, nursing homes, schools. But this is a small town, if it goes, the whole town will shake!
  • Thousands evacuated in Los Angeles wildfires....

    08/28/2009 1:17:36 PM PDT · by TaraP · 3 replies · 549+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 28th, 2009
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of residents were evacuated from million-dollar homes in exclusive Los Angeles communities as four wildfires burned on Friday in the mountains and coastal areas around the city. Nearly 900 homes were threatened in La Canada Flintridge from a fire that started on Wednesday in a national forest and spread toward the affluent foothill town, home to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Some 1,500 acres have burned. Another fire broke out late on Thursday in the coastal enclave of Rancho Palos Verdes, forcing authorities to quickly evacuate 650 homes
  • Bryan-Area Warehouse Area Evacuated

    07/30/2009 2:17:42 PM PDT · by eastforker · 12 replies · 1,945+ views ^ | 7/30/09 | unknown
    BRYAN, Texas -- Officials are evacuating much of Brazos County to the north and west of Bryan because of a fire at a chemical plant believed to contain explosive ammonium nitrate. KBTX The fire broke out about noon Thursday at the El Dorado Chemical Co. plant on Highway 21.
  • New law authorizes forced evacuations (Texas)

    07/28/2009 8:51:32 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 11 replies · 563+ views
    The Galveston County Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 28 | Leigh Jones
    People who have to be plucked from rooftops or flooded houses during the next bad storm might end up getting a bill from their rescuers. Under regulations passed without much notice during this year’s legislative session, people who refuse to evacuate and put themselves in danger are liable for whatever it costs to rescue them. The legislation also gives county judges and mayors who order a mandatory evacuation the authority to compel residents to leave.
  • Northwestern Guard Units Partner for Medical Evacuation Training

    07/21/2009 5:04:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 356+ views
    Spc. Adam Rieker and Spc. Andrew Phipps with the Washington Army National Guard act as patients during recent medical evacuation training in Joint Base Balad. Photo courtesy of 3rd Sustainment Command. JOINT BASE BALAD — Two Pacific Northwest-based Army National Guard units recently partnered for medical evacuation training here at the Air Force Theater Hospital. Soldiers from the Seattle-based Washington Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment and the Salem-based Oregon Army National Guard's Charlie Company, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment met far from their evergreen home stations in the sandy Iraqi desert to conduct the training.Sgt. Brandon Names,...
  • Survival Mom's Crisis Plan for Seniors

    06/30/2009 2:20:23 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 17 replies · 502+ views
    TheSurvivalMom blog ^ | June 30, 2009 | TheSurvivalMom
    Sometimes a Survival Mom has to look around to see who might need some extra help in an emergency. Young children, invalids, and the elderly are especially vulnerable during tumultuous times. In 1995, I was in Chicago during one of their biggest and deadliest heat waves ever. Of the 600+ people who died, most were elderly. I remember thinking, "Why didn't their families or neighbors check on them and help?" Who in your life is elderly and/or sickly and might need some help during an emergency? A game plan needs to be put in order right away to provide a...
  • Preparation Under way for N. Korean Technicians to Evacuate from Iran

    06/25/2009 2:15:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 1,426+ views
    Sankei Shimbun ^ | 06/20/09
    /begin my summary Preparation Under way for N. Korean Technicians to Evacuate from Iran It has been revealed on June 20 that N. Korea's missile and nuke technicians, currently staying in Iran, started preparation to evacuate from Iran, according to a credible source on Mid-East. It is not certain that they will actually leave, but they are definitely preparing for the departure when Iranian (political) situation becomes 'fluid.' N. Korean technicians are at multiple sites in Iran, cooperating with Iran the development of missiles and other projects. In addition to securing personal belongings, the preparation includes equipments and documents which...
  • Britain expels two Iranian diplomats in tit-for-tat moven

    06/23/2009 8:08:44 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 7 replies · 347+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 23 June 2009 16.00 BST
    Britain today ordered the expulsion of two Iranian diplomats in a retaliatory move that followed the expulsion of two British diplomats from Tehran yesterday. Announcing the expulsions to parliament, the prime minister, Gordon Brown, said the Iranian action had been "unjustified".
  • Britain evacuates embassy families from Tehran as anti-UK feeling grows in Iran

    06/22/2009 6:13:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies · 342+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/22/2009 | Damien McElroy
    Britain has begun evacuating the families of diplomats based in Tehran after pro-regime student leaders made plans to march on the embassy on Tuesday. Previous demonstrations outside the British embassy have led to violent attacks on the mission in which grenades have been thrown. The order to withdraw, which does not yet apply to embassy staff, also came as Iranian officials threatened to sever ties with the UK. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "The ongoing violence has also had a significant impact on the families of our staff who have been unable to carry on their lives as normal. "As...
  • Britain evacuating families of staff in Iran

    06/22/2009 4:43:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies · 928+ views
    AP-Google ^ | 06.22.09 | By DAVID STRINGER
    Britain's Foreign Office said Monday it was evacuating the families of staff based in Iran amid continued violence in the wake of the country's disputed election. The decision came after repeated criticism of Britain by Iranian leaders, and an increasingly tense atmosphere following angry clashes between demonstrators and security officials. Staff will remain in Iran for now, and the Foreign Office confirmed that it was not advising other British nationals to leave. However, it said officials are monitoring the situation with the utmost vigilance. "The families of our staff have been unable to carry out their lives as usual. As...
  • A Prepping Essential: The Grab-n-Go Binder

    06/08/2009 9:16:52 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 24 replies · 626+ views
    The Survival Mom Blog ^ | June 8, 2009 | The Survival Mom
    In a panic situation, which happens around my house quite often, actually, people lose their wits. The extra adrenaline produced by the human body at such a moment causes confusion and the sense of events happening in slow motion. It can even cause some of the same symptoms as a heart attack. Can you imagine the level of adrenaline in your body if you suddenly got news of a dangerous chemical spill in your area or of a wildfire that had taken an abrupt turn toward your neighborhood? Officials tell you to evacuate now. Where on earth do you start??...
  • [South Texas:]Protesters seek clarification on hurricane evacuation policies

    06/02/2009 3:37:23 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 466+ views
    The Brownsville Herald/Monitor ^ | June 2, 2009 | JEREMY ROEBUCK
    EDINBURG - Community activists renewed their call Monday for federal officials to close South Texas' immigration checkpoints in the event of a mandatory hurricane evacuation. Checking the legal status of every evacuee would discourage people from leaving in advance of a storm and slow down the overall process for others, the migrant rights advocates said protesting on the first day of the 2009 hurricane season. "We think this could cause a tragedy of enormous proportions," said Corinna Spencer-Scheurich, an attorney with the South Texas Civil Rights Project. "We have been working to get a clear and safe answer to the...
  • Chemical Warning: Bodies In London Hotel

    05/03/2009 6:42:30 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 138 replies · 12,589+ views
    Chemical Warning: Bodies In London Hotel Two people have been found dead in a hotel room after a chemical incident, emergency services said. Police and fire services were called to the Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, north London just before midday. The hotel has been evacuated. A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said: "We are treating this as a confirmed chemical incident. The hotel has been evacuated and cordon implemented." She said the substance involved was not known at this stage. The bodies are still at the scene, police said. A Met police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at...
  • Nuns use power of prayer in crisis ("It's a miracle," mother superior says)

    12/14/2008 3:42:22 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 674+ views
    Times Union ^ | December 13, 2008
    COLONIE — God works in mysterious ways apparently, especially during ice storms. Without power since 2 a.m. the indoor temperature dropped by the hour and evacuation was imminent at Our Lady of Hope retirement facility run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.Against this natural disaster, they offered prayers, fingered rosary beads and heard Mass celebrated.Just as the 86 elderly, low-income residents and the 10 nuns who care for them had packed suitcases and were about to begin loading into ambulances and buses for a temporary placement in a nursing home across town, the lights flickered on and the furnace...