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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
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 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 MSNBC.com ^ | 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
    click2houston.com ^ | 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...
  • Iraqi medics complete aeromedical evacuation course

    12/08/2008 3:49:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 262+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Master Sgt. Trish Freeland, USAF
    12/8/2008 - NEW AL-MUTHANA AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNS) -- Instructors from the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio graduated 14 Iraqi air force medics from an aeromedical evacuation basics course here Dec. 4. The graduation ceremony was the culmination of 12 days of training that ended with a patient movement exercise requiring the students to prepare a C-130 Hercules for in-flight patient care. "We had them do everything from reconfiguring the inside of the C-130 and setting up all its internal components for movement to creating a load plan that tells how and where to...
  • ARC (Atlanta Regional Commission) conducting survey for input on metro evacuations

    12/07/2008 10:02:31 AM PST · by Repeal The 17th · 9 replies · 552+ views
    -ATLANTA- Should someone call you this month asking your plans for evacuation on a gargantuan scale, don't fret - it's not an end-times conspiracy theorist. It's just the Atlanta Regional Commission. Starting this week, 10,000 random phone calls from the ARC will blanket the metro area, including Gwinnett, in an attempt to gather data on how residents might best be evacuated, if the need should ever arise. The 13-questions query residents as to where they get emergency information, their transportation preferences, as well as plans for household pets in an evacuation situation, among other questions. The random calls started this...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Nov. 23-29, 2008: Nevado del Huila, Colombia; Recent Mudflow

    11/27/2008 9:40:58 PM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 636+ views
    Eruptions Blog ^ | November 24, 2008 | Erik Klemetti
    Nevada del Huila erupted mildly a few days ago; but a mild eruption is enough to melt glaciers on the summit and trigger lahars, as happened tragically to Armero, Colombia in 1985. This time there were warnings and the warnings were heeded. Still a mess indicative of the powers of nature: Nevado del Huila is just another Andean Peak reminiscent of Rainier, so there aren't a lot of pictures of it; the one below is pretty good.
  • Air Guard Conducts Medical Evacuation in Antarctica

    11/06/2008 3:56:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 423+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Maj. Sam Highley, USAF
    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii, Nov. 6, 2008 – A combined U.S. and Australian team evacuated an Australian civilian in Antarctica to a hospital in Hobart, Australia, yesterday. An LC-130 Hercules sits on an improvised ice runway at Davis Station, Antarctica, Nov. 3, 2008. A U.S. and Australian medical team moved an injured Australian civilian aboard the aircraft from the camp to a hospital in Hobart, Australia. The mission was flown as part of Operation Deep Freeze, commanded by U.S. Pacific Command's Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for...
  • Two weeks after Ike, more than 400 are still missing

    09/28/2008 5:59:10 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 24 replies · 1,361+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sep 28, 2008 | LISE OLSEN
    Gail Ettenger made her last phone call at 10:10 p.m. She was trapped in her Bolivar Peninsula bungalow with her Great Dane, Reba. A drowning cat cried outside. Her Jeep bobbed in the seawater surging around her home. Ettenger, 58, told her friend she was reading old love letters by flashlight. "I think I really screwed up this time," she said, according to Monroe Burks, Ettenger's neighbor who had evacuated to Houston. That was Friday, Sept 12. On Wednesday — 12 days later — her nearly nude body was found face down by a huge debris pile in a remote...
  • Hot Dogs Force Evacuation At Citizens Bank Park (Home of the Phillies)

    09/24/2008 7:05:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 549+ views
    CBS3.com ^ | 9/24/08
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― The discovery of several hot dogs in packages outside Citizens Bank Park brought the bomb squad out and forced the temporary evacuation of the stadium Wednesday evening. According to police, Pattison Street between Darien and 11th Streets was shutdown as officials investigated the discovery of several suspicious packages near a ticket office. Fans inside the stadium were evacuated, but players remained on the field during the incident. Bomb squad members further investigated the packages and determined they were simply several hot dogs in foil wrappers. Sadly, the wieners were detonated as a precaution. The stadium was...
  • ‘Never Again,’ Again

    09/21/2008 5:51:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies · 501+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2008
    Hurricane Gustav gave the state of Louisiana a test for which it had three years to prepare. There were thousands of poor, sick, disabled and elderly people who could not get out on their own. They needed to be rescued with dispatch, and sheltered in safety and dignity. One simple test. The state flunked. Three years to the week after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall, Louisiana executed a fundamentally unfair evacuation plan and did it badly. It relied on dividing the population into separate streams: People with their own cars were directed to shelters run by parishes, churches and the Red Cross....
  • Canada sends aid ahead of Gustav

    08/31/2008 6:35:33 PM PDT · by Clive · 31 replies · 684+ views
    Canwest News Service via National Post | 2008-08-31
    A Canadian Forces C-17 carrying a military medical team and emergency supplies was expected to arrive from CFB Trenton Sunday to assist U.S. forces preparing for Hurricane Gustav, which is expected to hit land here as early as Monday with a force comparable to the devastating Hurricane Katrina. The massive Globemaster left CFB Trenton at 12:42 p.m. Sunday afternoon bound for Louisiana, where thousands of people in New Orleans and across the U.S. Gulf Coast fled their homes as Hurricane Gustav barrelled through the Gulf of Mexico packing a punch potentially as powerful as Katrina, the storm that devastated the...
  • Governor Jindal's Afternoon Update on Hurricane Gustav Preparedness Efforts

    08/31/2008 6:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 115+ views
    NBC33 ^ | Aug 31, 2008
    Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference to give an update on state preparedness measures surrounding the impact of Hurricane Gustav on Louisiana. Governor Jindal said, "Hurricane Gustav is a Category 3 storm, but is only 15 miles-per-hour below Category 4 level. We will be experiencing tropical storm force winds to begin as early as late this evening. Currently, the National Hurricane Center predicts there is only a small window for intensification, which is good news, but could change track at any point. Governor Jindal said, "If the storm track remains perfectly on course as predicted by the Hurricane Center,...
  • New Orleans orders mandatory evacuation

    08/30/2008 6:43:48 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 56 replies · 839+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2008 | BECKY BOHRER
    NEW ORLEANS -- Spooked by predictions that Hurricane Gustav could grow into a Category 5 monster, an estimated 1 million people fled the Gulf Coast Saturday _ even before the official order came for New Orleans residents to get out of the way of a storm taking dead aim at Louisiana. Mayor Ray Nagin gave the mandatory order late Saturday, but all day residents took to buses, trains, planes and cars _ clogging roadways leading away from New Orleans, still reeling three years after Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and killed about 1,600 across the region. The...
  • Mandatory evacuations to begin Sunday morning in New Orleans

    08/30/2008 6:26:11 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 93 replies · 1,403+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/30/2008 | CNN
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city beginning 8 a.m. Sunday morning but urged residents to consider escaping "the mother of all storms" before then. New Orleans residents leave Friday via Interstate 10 westbound ahead of Hurricane Gustav. 1 of 3 more photos » "You need to be scared," Nagin said. "You need to be concerned and you need to get your butts moving out of New Orleans right now. This is the storm of the century."
  • Two McCain offices evacuated after letter threat (New Hampshire As Well)

    08/21/2008 6:15:20 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies · 197+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 21, 2008 | Keith Coffman
    Two McCain offices evacuated after letter threat Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:45pm EDT By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Two offices of John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign, in Colorado and New Hampshire, were evacuated on Thursday, and several staffers were hospitalized, after threatening or suspicious envelopes arrived in the mail, one with an unidentified white powder. The first parcel, described as containing an unspecified threat and a powdery white substance, was opened by a staff member at the campaign's Centennial, Colorado, office, near Denver, at about 3 p.m. local time, U.S. Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said.
  • Georgia: Gori evacuated as fears of Russian advance into Georgia grow

    08/10/2008 5:06:21 PM PDT · by flyfree · 26 replies · 64+ views
    telegraph ^ | 10 Aug 2008
    Any such incursion would be a dangerous escalation of a conflict that has already reportedly claimed thousands of lives and displaced thousands more. Russia, which said it moved into South Ossetia last week to protect pro-Russians there from "genocide" commited by Georgians, has now been accused of "ethnic cleansing" itself. Russia regained total control of Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, and Georgia offered a unilateral ceasefire as it withdrew all its troops. International opinion hardened against Russia, which has been roundly accused of a "disproportionate reaction" to Georgia's move into South Ossetia last week. Jim Jeffrey, the US's deputy...
  • 700 Evacuated and 2 Missing After Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc on Ruidoso (NM)

    07/28/2008 7:01:51 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 32 replies · 275+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Rene Romo
    <p>Emergency personnel evacuated about 700 people from Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs early Sunday as the rain-swollen Rio Ruidoso overwhelmed several bridges in town, coursed over roads, damaged homes and stranded dozens of campers in the area.</p>
  • Survey finds many in La. reject evacuation option for hurricane

    07/25/2008 6:33:44 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 11 replies · 117+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 07/25/08 | SANDY DAVIS
    Despite the devastation hurricanes Katrina and Rita wrought on Louisiana in 2005, a large number of coastal residents still say they would refuse to evacuate if another hurricane zeroes in on the state, a Harvard University survey shows. “Even though the percentages of people not prepared or who wouldn’t evacuate are small, those numbers add up to the thousands in a metropolitan area like New Orleans,” said Tami Buhr of Harvard’s School of Public Health and one of the survey’s researchers. “That’s a lot of people still at risk.” The survey was conducted between May 27 and June 23 when...
  • Hispanics present evacuation challenge

    06/27/2008 5:26:20 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 26 replies · 93+ views
    nola.com ^ | 06/24/08 | Andrew Vanacore
    Hurdles of language, mistrust addressed: A burgeoning Hispanic population has helped rebuild New Orleans during the past two and a half years. Now officials are coming to grips with the challenge of moving and finding safe refuge for that population should another hurricane threaten. Since Hurricane Katrina, as many as 14,000 Hispanic immigrants have arrived in New Orleans to provide muscle and skills for the recovery effort. Now civic groups as well as government officials say overcoming cultural and language barriers between emergency officials and Spanish speakers -- especially the undocumented -- has taken on new urgency.
  • China Earthquake: 80,000 Being Evacuated From Under Dam

    05/27/2008 6:25:50 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 191+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-28-2008 | Richard Spencer
    China earthquake: 80,000 being evacuated from under dam By Richard Spencer in Beijing Last Updated: 1:24AM BST 28/05/2008 Attempts are being made to complete the evacuation of 80,000 Chinese below a natural dam formed by landslides in the Sichuan earthquake. Satellite images show how the Jian valley has filled with water after a landslide blocked the river's flow The blockage, on the Jian river above the devastated town of Beichuan, is one of many that formed when landslides were triggered by the quake two weeks ago. Almost 2,000 soldiers, armed with dynamite and using a mechanical digger landed by helicopter,...
  • A Transportation Alternative In Texas

    04/08/2008 5:44:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 228+ views
    The Houstonian ^ | April 8, 2008 | Sally Abdelmottlep
    Cars have been a huge part of our lives. We use them to get around anywhere. It might have been the best invention mankind came up with, but we all hate several common things about cars, such as the cost of gas prices and traffic. We think sometimes in our imagination how awesome it would be if cars had wings, so maybe one day we will fly through terrific! We also despise accidents, high insurance and drunk driving. Sometimes, I feel that we need other alternative means of transportation, such as a subway system in the state of Texas; maybe...
  • Anti-corridor groups apprise locals of ways to 'just say no to TTC'

    03/17/2008 5:19:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 513+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | March 17, 2008 | Steven Alford
    Plots by Communists to infiltrate America. The disintegration of borders and rural areas. Citizens mobilizing and rising up against government agencies and big business. It all sounds like the plot for a summer blockbuster, but it's something that could be happening in your own backyard. These were just a few of the topics addressed in the "How to fight the TTC" workshop, held Monday at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin. The conference served as an informational meeting aimed at informing citizens and local government officials how they can unite in trying to stop the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor project....
  • Capitol Being Evacuated Due To Violation Of No-Fly Zone (Update: Alert Lifted)

    03/12/2008 9:37:12 AM PDT · by Dysart · 40 replies · 3,740+ views
    WBAP | 3-12-08
    No Link yet. Radio report only.
  • UN evacauates most of its staff from Chad because of security worries

    02/05/2008 3:50:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 89+ views
    The United Nations has evacuated most of its staff from Chad because of worries for their safety, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. "I am alarmed by the deteriorating security situation in the capital, N'Djamena, and elsewhere," he said. "We can no longer guarantee the safety and security of U.N. staff in Chad and we have evacuated, with the help of the French Government, most of the personnel into neighboring countries, in Cameroon and Gabon." Ban said he was leaving in place a small number of U.N. peacekeepers and other personnel in Chad's capital, and that the U.N. would do...
  • Evacuation of the [UC San Diego] School of Medicine

    12/05/2007 1:05:09 PM PST · by Fitzcarraldo · 9 replies · 117+ views
    UCSD notice
    UCSD CAMPUS NOTICE University of California, San Diego OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR - BUSINESS AFFAIRS December 5, 2007 ALL AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center) SUBJECT: Evacuation of the School of Medicine There has been an evacuation of the School of Medicine buildings on the west campus and the School of Pharmacy as a precautionary measure for the safety of our campus community. We have been monitoring some threats and investigating a suspicious object that was found in the Leichtag Building. City and county police and other responders are working with us. Please avoid the area and check Blink...
  • Oil rig burns in North Sea

    11/25/2007 3:16:03 PM PST · by familyop · 12 replies · 220+ views
    United Press International ^ | 25NOV07 | United Press International
    ABERDEEN, Scotland, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Seven helicopters airlifted workers from a burning North Sea oil rig amid high winds northwest of Scotland Sunday. More than half of the 159 people on the remote Thistle Alpha platform had been airlifted to neighboring platforms several miles away, CNN reported. The burning rig is about 227 miles northwest of Aberdeen - "just about as remote as it gets," said British Royal Air Force spokesman Michael Mulford. The helicopters and one Nimrod aircraft flew from Norway, RAF stations, British Coast Guard stations, and other oil rigs to assist in the evacuation, Mulford told...
  • Part of N.J. Airport Evacuated Over Odor

    11/17/2007 9:39:19 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 31 replies · 126+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 17, 2007 | AP
    Part of a Newark Liberty International Airport terminal was evacuated Saturday as authorities investigated a possible gas leak, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. People in a section of the airport's Terminal B noticed a strong odor around 11 a.m. that they thought smelled like natural gas, Port Authority spokesman Pasquale DiFulco said.
  • Ga. Tech Building Evacuated After Chemical Spill

    11/08/2007 12:10:26 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 126+ views
    wsbtv ^ | Nov , 2007 | not specified
    ATLANTA -- Emergency officials are on the scene of an incident/HazMat situation at the Science and Technology building at Georgia Tech. The incident took place on the second floor of the building. That building has been evacuated. Officials said there is one minor injury -- they are still determining if it's relation to the spill or the evacuation. HazMat crews are on the scene and entered the building just after 12:45 p.m. The type of chemical they are dealing with has not been determined. -snip-
  • Raging Calif. wildfires make 500K flee

    10/23/2007 7:40:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 108+ views
    AP ^ | 10/24/07 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Raging Calif. wildfires make 500K flee By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago Faced with unrelenting winds whipping wildfires into a frenzy across Southern California, firefighters conceded defeat on many fronts Tuesday to an unstoppable force that has chased more than 500,000 people away. Unless the shrieking Santa Ana winds subside, and that's not expected for at least another day, fire crews say they can do little more than try to wait it out and react — tamping out spot fires and chasing ribbons of airborne embers to keep new fires from flaring. "If it's this big and...
  • Massive Evacuation Ordered West Of I-15 Qualcomm Stadium Opened For Evacuees

    10/22/2007 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 824 replies · 2,550+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/22/2007
    SAN DIEGO -- With fire spreading quickly westward, San Diego County officials ordered the evacuation of a huge area east of Interstate 15 between Del Dios Highway and Highway 56 early Mon"This is the worst fire this county has ever seen -- worse than the Cedar Fire [of 2003]," Sheriff Bill Kolender said. At a news conference shortly after 6 a.m., officials said fires had spread dramatically overnight, whipped by fierce Santa Ana winds. They said fire had jumped Interstate 15 at Lake Hodges and was burning in parts of Rancho Bernardo. Because of the explosive and unpredictable nature of...
  • Tips On What To Do Before Evacuating

    10/22/2007 6:08:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies · 103+ views
    CBS) ^ | Oct 22, 2007 5:23 am US/Pacific
    LOS ANGELES With the rampant wildfires surging across Southern California, many residences are being given little warning before being evacuated. Once you are told to evacuate, that is the time to leave immediately so that fire officials can do their jobs and not worry about your safety. But, there are things you can do before being evacuated that will assure that you leave your home with the things you care about most. Create for your family, and for each member individually, a check-list of all the things that you will need for a few days away from home. In addition,...
  • U.S. Micromanaged Israeli Evacuation (Oversaw Uprooting of Small Jewish Communities)

    10/16/2007 7:05:45 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 64+ views
    WND ^ | October 16, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    U.S. micromanaged Israeli evacuation Oversaw uprooting of small Jewish communities Posted: October 16, 2007 5:12 p.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com JERUSALEM – The evacuation the past few days of five makeshift Jewish communities in the West Bank was micromanaged behind the scenes by the U.S. government, WND has learned. Israeli police, backed by the Israel Defense Forces, clashed in recent days with Jewish activists and West Bank Jewish residents while destroying the five small outposts the government deemed illegal, because construction was not coordinated with proper housing authorities. The outposts, erected alongside existing legal West Bank Jewish...
  • Why We Serve: Combat Medic Saves Lives Using New Evacuation System

    10/12/2007 5:04:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 298+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2007 – A veteran Air Force combat medic helped to transform the way wounded troops are treated and evacuated during a recent deployment to Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mark A. DeCorte is participating in the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” public-outreach program. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Tech Sgt. Mark A. DeCorte recalled the previous practice when unarmed battlefield medics were flown in to treat and evacuate injured servicemembers usually after an area had been cleared of the enemy. However, DeCorte emphasized, “When you have a wounded soldier on...