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  • WSJ: China Evacuates Tianjin Blast Area Amid Fears of Toxic Chemicals in Air vs. NYT:

    08/15/2015 1:02:53 PM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Aug. 15, 2015 1:01 p.m. ET | Chun Han Wong
    China Evacuates Tianjin Blast Area Amid Fears of Toxic Chemicals in AirCivilians in temporary shelter relocated after wind-change warning, state media says BEIJING—Authorities on Saturday ordered residents to leave the vicinity of the deadly warehouse blasts in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin, amid concerns over airborne chemical pollutants and fresh fires at the scene. Civilians resettled at a temporary shelter near the blasts, which killed at least 104 people and injured more than 700 others, were transferred to another location after officials received warning of changes in wind direction, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said. Several other Chinese...
  • Tianjin explosions: police order mass evacuations amid further blasts

    08/15/2015 6:58:51 AM PDT · by wtd
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 15 August 2015 08.34 EDT | Fergus Ryan
    Tianjin explosions: police order mass evacuations amid further blasts Everyone within three kilometres of blast site in China urged to get out amid fears of poisoning by sodium cyanide as death toll rises to 85Armed police are evacuating everyone within three kilometres (1.9 miles) of the Tianjin blast site in China after fires reignited and seven to eight explosions rocked the area on Saturday, local media reported. Hundreds of evacuees housed at a temporary shelter for the homeless in a nearby primary school were also being moved away, amid fears that highly toxic chemical sodium cyanide discovered at the...
  • Evacuations as 6.6 earthquake shakes Colombia capital

    03/10/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies ^ | Edited time: March 10, 2015 23:34 | Published time: March 10, 2015 21:23
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit the Colombian capital of Bogota, prompting mass evacuations from the city’s buildings. Strong and prolonged tremors sparked panic and a social media storm.
  • U.S. was ill-equipped to handle Ebola rescues, State Dept. contract reveals

    11/11/2014 5:36:33 AM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 11, 2012 | Jason Sickles
    The air ambulance operation tasked with rescuing U.S. Ebola victims from West Africa was initially slowed by bureaucratic bungling and is now at risk of being overburdened as thousands of American troops deploy to fight the deadly disease. Yahoo News has learned the U.S. government spent millions last decade to develop and build two of the world’s only isolation chambers for flying contagious patients — but as the epidemic raged in West Africa this summer and American aid workers there needed evacuating, the medical inventions were packed away in a small-town Georgia warehouse. The troubling lack of preparedness by federal...
  • Colorado Flash Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Kills 1

    09/12/2013 3:25:37 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 43 replies
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in Colorado's Boulder County early Thursday that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead.
  • Wildfire near Prescott, Arizona continues to grow

    06/19/2013 11:57:45 AM PDT · by yorkie · 31 replies
    My Fox Phoenix ^ | June 19, 2013 | Staff
    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - A nearly 11-square-mile wildfire in Arizona's Prescott National Forest is continuing to grow as more than 500 firefighters were dispatched to battle the blaze. According to officials, 5,088 acres have burned, bringing Tuesday's estimate from 7,000 down. The Doce Fire just west of Prescott sparked evacuations in the neighborhoods of Granite Basin Homes, Sundown Acres, Old Stage Acres, Mint Creek, and American Ranch. Seven people evacuated spent Tuesday night at an American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter shelter at Yavapai College. So far, 460 homes have been evacuated.
  • Wildfire tears through Reno; 10,000 evacuated

    11/18/2011 12:35:53 PM PST · by yorkie · 59 replies
    CBS/ AP News ^ | 11/18/11 | Staff
    Police in Reno went house to house in the middle of the night, pounding on doors and telling residents they had to evacuate as a roughly 400-acre blaze raged in rough terrain, destroyed homes and injured some people. At least one man is dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest while evacuating. Nearly 10,000 people from the edge of the city have been evacuated from the path of the massive wildfire and the local fire chief said the blaze could rage through Saturday.
  • Hurricane Irene New York: Top 5 Dangers Of A Hurricane In The City

    08/25/2011 2:41:30 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    IBT ^ | 8-24-2011 | Maggie Astor
    Hurricane Irene New York: Top 5 Dangers Of A Hurricane In The CityBy Maggie Astor August 24, 2011 6:24 PM EDT If Hurricane Irene keeps to its projected path, a region unaccustomed to natural disasters may experience two in a single week. The earthquake on Tuesday -- which was centered in Mineral, Va., and sent tremors up and down the Eastern Seaboard -- caused no measurable damage in New York, but if Irene hits the region later this week, it will be a very different story. Even if Irene reaches New York as a weakened Category 1 or Category 2...
  • I Was Evacuated from Egypt

    02/04/2011 5:34:01 PM PST · by Baladas · 16 replies
    AOL News ^ | Feb 4th 2011 | Michele McPhee
    Amanda Patterson got the call at her apartment in Cairo from an evacuation insurance agent at 4 a.m. Tuesday – sparking what she called a "saga" that would get the Tulane University student out of Egypt and back to her native Massachusetts on Thursday. "He said, 'Pack as if you are never going to see your stuff again. You are on a flight to Paris this afternoon,'" Patterson told AOL yesterday from her home in Lynnfield, Mass. "It was a hard decision. I really didn't want to leave. But the embassy wanted Americans out, the school wanted us out, and...
  • Arizona wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate

    06/20/2010 6:45:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    AP story so link ony. Careless Camper casused. Evacuations again.
  • Crist on (Hurricane) Ike: Evacuations may be necessary

    09/05/2008 11:53:49 AM PDT · by varina davis · 16 replies · 243+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | Bay News 9
    Crist on Ike: Evacuations may be necessary Friday, September 5, 2008 TALLAHASSEE (Bay News 9) -- Gov. Charlie Crist says the danger to Florida posed by Hurricane Ike is real and growing. He will head to Miami on Saturday to meet with local officials from the four-county South Florida region, and says it may become necessary to evacuate as many as 1.3-million people from the low-lying Keys, mobile home parks and other vulnerable areas. Another possibility, Crist said, is converting I-95 to one-way northbound traffic, if necessary, to make a mass exodus more efficient. Ike is a Category 3 storm...
  • The California Fires: Where were the Looters?

    11/01/2007 11:08:25 AM PDT · by radar101 · 81 replies · 179+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/01/2007 | Jerry Bowyer
    Did you see any looters on television last week? Neither did I. When New Orleans was flooded two years ago, there were looters all over my TV screen. Men with assault rifles waded through the streets menacingly. At first, I thought I was looking at footage from Somalia, but I looked at the crawl underneath the images - it wasn’t Somalia; it was Louisiana. What about the rapists? There were rapists at the refugee camp formerly known as the Superdome, but did you see any reports about rapists at Qualcomm Stadium last week? I didn’t. Did the mayor of San...
  • Police and Activists Clash at Shvut Ami Outpost

    10/16/2007 7:26:35 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 29+ views
    Arutz sheva ^ | 10/15/07, 3:30 PM | Hana Levi Julian
    Published: 10/15/07, 3:30 PM Police and Activists Clash at Shvut Ami Outpost by Hana Levi Julian ( Police and activists clashed at Shvut Ami (“Return of My People”) on Monday in the government’s ongoing efforts to destroy the nascent hilltop community. Activists reported that three youths were injured by police who were trying to destroy the outpost. Police arrested three young women who they said attacked officers at the site. The outpost, one of five established during the Sukkot holiday, is located near the Jewish town of Kedumim in Samaria. Some 200 people arrived the first day to help build...
  • U.S. Military Involvement in Lebanon Evacuations Coming to End

    07/26/2006 10:52:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 226+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 26, 2006 – The U.S. military today performed its final scheduled evacuation of U.S. citizens from Lebanon, a U.S. military spokesman in Cyprus said. The military has worked with the U.S. State Department and the governments of Turkey and Cyprus for the past 10 days to evacuate U.S. citizens from Lebanon, which has suffered extensive damage in 15 days of conflict between Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah militants. The military has evacuated almost 14,000 U.S. citizens from Lebanon, Marine Brig. Gen. Carl B. Jensen, commander of Task Force 59, said in a news conference via satellite. The U.S. Embassy...
  • Looking for Something to Kvetch About, MSM Settles for 'Slow Evacuation'

    07/19/2006 5:28:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies · 895+ views
    The Early Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 19, 2006 - 08:08 It's been a tough week for the MSM. You just know they'd like to find a way spin events in Lebanon and Israel for purposes of criticizing the Bush administration. But one senses they have had a tough time getting traction. Even for our liberal media heroes, making common cause with Hezbollah might be a bridge too far. When the MSM is reduced to fixating on a mild four-letter word that Pres. Bush let fly, and to second-guessing tactics - as opposed to goals - you know the media's Bush-bashing cupboard is...
  • Pay-as-You-Go Evacuation Roils Capitol Hill

    07/19/2006 5:25:21 AM PDT · by elc · 86 replies · 2,023+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/19/2006 | Johanna Neuman and Peter Spiegel
    WASHINGTON — As U.S. citizens scrambled to escape the fighting in Lebanon and the Pentagon announced a massive evacuation effort, another kind of battle — this one bitterly political — broke out in Washington over whether the evacuees should be billed for the costs of their own rescue. Those seeking to leave were being asked to sign a promissory note, pledging to repay the U.S. government within 90 days for the costs of their evacuation. The paperwork in Beirut sent tempers through the roof in Washington, not to mention among some under fire in Lebanon who have been asked to...
  • Sea, Air Evacuations Proceed from Lebanon

    07/18/2006 4:06:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 240+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 18, 2006 – A contracted ship has docked in Lebanon to evacuate U.S. citizens caught in the fighting there, and U.S. officials have ordered the expeditionary strike group based around the USS Iwo Jima to assist in the effort, DoD officials said here today. DoD contracted a Greek ocean liner, the Orient Queen, to evacuate American citizens from Beirut, and that vessel has docked, a senior DoD official told reporters. The liner can hold up to 750 people for the five-hour voyage to Cyprus, an island nation in the western Mediterranean. In addition, six CH-53 helicopters -- three...
  • U.S. Contracts Cruise Ship For Possible Lebanon Evacuations

    07/17/2006 7:27:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 503+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – The United States has contracted a commercial ship to assist in a possible mass evacuation of Americans from Lebanon, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. The cruise ship Orient Queen is expected to arrive in the area of operations sometime tomorrow, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The ship can accommodate hundreds of passengers and may be used to ferry U.S. evacuees from the port of Beirut to the island of Cyprus. The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Gonzalez has been tasked to escort the Orient Queen as a force-protection measure, Whitman said. A number of...
  • U.S. Military Team In Lebanon To Evaluate, Plan Evacuations

    07/16/2006 5:11:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 410+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2006 – A U.S. military team is now in Lebanon evaluating the possibility of evacuating thousands of American citizens there, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. "There was an operation this morning involving some U.S. servicemembers to evacuate a small number of people from Lebanon at the request of the U.S. Embassy there," Army Lt. Col. Mark Ballesteros, a Pentagon spokesman, said. A survey and assessment team from U.S. Central Command is now in Lebanon, Ballesteros said. The team is "planning with the (U.S.) Department of State there for the way ahead," he said. News...
  • Language gap adds to storm danger: Key data missed by non-English speakers

    06/05/2006 5:08:41 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 19 replies · 595+ views ^ | 06/04/06 | Russ Henderson
    BAYOU LA BATRE, ALA. -- The afternoon before Hurricane Katrina arrived, Vo Loan, 11, who like other Asian-American children in Bayou La Batre serves as English translator for her parents, was out with her mother when the police rapped at their door. Her father, Vietnam-born Nguyen Hung, answered. The two officers warned Nguyen in English that flooding from the major hurricane could be deadly and that his family should evacuate. He didn't understand, he explained to a reporter last week, speaking through his daughter at their small white house. "My van was broken, but I could have found another way...
  • Dichter meets with settler leaders to negotiate illegal outpost evacuations

    05/31/2006 5:04:18 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 132+ views ^ | 14:57 31/05/2006 | Amos Harel
    Last update - 14:57 31/05/2006 Dichter meets with settler leaders to negotiate illegal outpost evacuations By Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondent Public Security Minister Avi Dichter met with settler leaders and MK Uri Ariel of National Union on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to reach an agreement on the evacuation of 24 illegal outposts in the West Bank. The government will devote several weeks to negotiations, but is prepared to evacuate the settlements by force should negotiations fail. The Civil Administration posted demolition orders on 18 buildings in the Maon Farm settlement outpost south of Mount Hebron Tuesday morning. Civil Administration...
  • Evacuations as cyclone bears down

    01/08/2006 8:06:32 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 331+ views ^ | 9 January 9 2006
    EVACUATIONS have begun in Western Australia's Pilbara region, key ports are closed and mining operations are shutting down as Cyclone Clare bears down on the state's northwest coast. The category-three cyclone is expected to intensify before it hits the coast between Dampier and Karratha tonight. State Emergency Services (SES) spokeswoman Neta Gill said officers had started doorknocking low-lying homes in Karratha and Wickham, urging people to evacuate to emergency centres. "It is a precaution because the cyclone looks like crossing at high tide later today," she said. Dampier port harbourmaster Vic Justice said final preparations were underway ahead of the...
  • On Your Own

    12/15/2005 3:56:01 AM PST · by jeffers · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) ^ | July 24, 2005 | Bruce Nolan
    "City, state and federal emergency officials are preparing to give the poorest of New Orleans' poor a historically blunt message: In the event of a major hurricane, you're on your own. In scripted appearances being recorded now, officials such as Mayor Ray Nagin, local Red Cross Executive Director Kay Wilkins and City Council President Oliver Thomas drive home the word that the city does not have the resources to move out of harm's way an estimated 134,000 people without transportation." ""You're responsible for your safety, and you should be responsible for the person next to you," Wilkins said in an...
  • Friday Crucial to L.A. Fire Fight

    09/30/2005 10:47:13 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies · 395+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 30, 2005 | AP
    LOS ANGELES — A favorable turn of the weather helped thousands of firefighters battling a 16,200-acre wildfire that burned early Friday in the hills and canyons along the city's northwestern edge. Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and calmer winds had slowed the progression of the fire, which had burned nearly 26 square miles, forcing hundreds to evacuate and threatening upscale homes, officials said. Firefighters hoped to have the blaze 35 percent contained by day's end, said Los Angeles County (search) fire Deputy Chief Mike Bryant, the incident commander. The fire was 12 percent contained Friday morning, up from 5 percent the...
  • Santa Ana Winds Whip Fires Across Southland [Los Angeles & Ventura

    09/29/2005 12:57:48 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 32 replies · 526+ views
    KTLA5 ^ | Setpember 29, 2005 | Amanda Covarrubias and Monte Morin
    The first Santa Ana winds of the fall fanned eight brush fires across Southern California on Wednesday, threatening dozens of homes near Chatsworth, Moorpark and in the hills above Redlands. Driven by winds gusting to 40 mph, the fires closed the Ronald Reagan Freeway, produced tall columns of smoke and flame visible around the Los Angeles Basin, interrupted Metrolink train service and burned at least 4,800 acres. One firefighter was injured in Chatsworth when a rock fell on his head, and flames continued to spread out of control in several areas into the night. Late Wednesday, fire officials ordered mandatory...
  • Federal Troops Won't Enforce Mandatory Evacuations

    09/07/2005 4:45:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 884+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2005 – Federal troops continue to deploy to the area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, but active-duty forces will not participate in the mandatory evacuation order issued by local authorities in New Orleans, a senior military officer involved in the operations said today. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Inge, deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command, explained that active-duty troops would not be used in "a law enforcement issue." Guardsmen working under the order of a governor would, however, be able to enforce the mandatory evacuation order. Emergency response officials are still in rescue mode in some areas while entering...
  • Public Wants Referendum [on Sharon's Disengagement Plan]

    02/11/2005 1:47:16 PM PST · by Piranha · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | February 11, 2005 | Anonymous
    New surveys show that the majority of Israelis support a referendum on the major question currently facing the Israeli public, namely, the disengagement-withdrawal-expulsion plan. One survey was carried out by the Brain Base (Maagar Mochot) research institute, headed by Prof. Yitzchak Katz, the day after Tuesday's Sharm a-Sheikh summit. The phone pollers spoke with 522 people, and found that though 65% support the disengagement plan, 54% of the populace feel it should be decided by referendum. The next day, Brain Base conducted another phone poll (609 respondents), and found that only 54% of them would vote in favor of the...
  • [Massachusetts] Gov. [Romney] Declares Snow State Of Emergency

    01/22/2005 6:39:02 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 97 replies · 4,229+ views ^ | Saturday, December 22, 2005 | M.R.F. Buckley
    National Guard Activated; Coastal Evacuations Possible BOSTON -- As the Bay State hunkered down for a nasty blizzard that's expected to dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney declared a state of emergency, saying coastal town evacuations may be necessary. Romney made the declaration just as the snow began to fall about 4 p.m. Saturday. As he became swiftly covered with snow, Romney made the announcement at a DPW facility in Lexington, saying with a full moon, there could be critically dangerous conditions for coastal residents. "The snow is falling not in inches...
  • Pacific Storm Soaks Calif., Ariz., Nev.

    12/30/2004 9:43:39 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 32 replies · 1,564+ views ^ | December 29, 2004
    A powerful Pacific storm is drenching parts of the Southwest.In Arizona, flooding has forced hundreds of people to evacuate homes in low-lying areas of Sedona, where scenic Oak Creek rose 11 feet during the night. Authorities say the rain is causing some rock slides, making conditions unsafe for emergency crews.Recreational vehicles were seen floating in the water southwest of Sedona. The creek hit 14 feet by mid-morning Wednesday and was expected to rise another few feet. Forecasters warned that storm runoff could lead to flash flooding elsewhere, which could prompt more evacuations.About 300 people in Sedona were evacuated. AP Image...
  • Talks on (West Bank) evacuees’ compensation to begin next week

    07/22/2004 8:56:29 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 22 July 2004 | Uri Yablonka
    Talks on evacuees’ compensation to begin next week NRG Maariv has learnt that an attorney of 80 families from Samaria settlements slated for evacuation is to meet with Justice Ministry officials. Uri Yablonka Settlement in Judea and Samaria (Archive photo). The negotiations over the amount of compensation evacuated settlers would be entitled to under the framework of the disengagement plan are to begin next week. NRG Maariv has learnt that a representative of 80 families, which make up the core of four Samaria settlements slated for evacuation – Ganim, Kadim, Sanur and Homesh, will meet with Justice Ministry officials. In...
  • My experience with the San Bernardino Wildfire Today (pics)

    10/25/2003 9:42:06 PM PDT · by EUPHORIC · 46 replies · 304+ views
    Self ^ | 10/25/2003 | Self
    What a week. Been breathing smoke since Tuesday with the Rancho Cucamonga Fire then today it gets worse! While watching FNC on my sat I noticed that it was getting darker and oranger outside. Looked out and to the east and it was obvious that now the mountains to the east were on fire! Grabbed my camera and jumped in the car and got in deeper then I wanted to! Drove about 7 miles to where the smoke was coming from and found dozens packing their stuff into everything from cars to shopping carts and moving out FAST. Fire was...
  • Fires in SoCal are destroying homes! (650 homes)

    10/25/2003 4:47:00 PM PDT · by Stars N Stripes · 1,620 replies · 1,667+ views
    My TV | Stars N Stripes
    KNBC, KCAL and KTTV in Los Angeles have broken away from scheduled programing to report on a new fire in Waterman Canyon in San Bernardino. Several homes have been consumed by flames and many more are in danger of being destroyed. More to follow...
  • Dynamite discovery forces evacuations in Oregon

    08/13/2003 1:01:37 PM PDT · by bedolido · 43 replies · 286+ views
    NW Cable News (associated Press) ^ | 08/13/03 | Staff Writer
    ONTARIO, Ore. — Police evacuated 165 homes Tuesday after discovering more than 1,200 pounds of dynamite in the basement of an Ontario, Ore., home. The authorities received a tip about the explosives during the afternoon and called in bomb experts from Salem and Pendleton. The experts started removing the dynamite late Tuesday, said Sgt. Jeff Milton of the Ontario Police Department. Oregon State Bomb Squad soaked the explosives in diesel gas to destabilize them for transport. Experts then burned the dynamite in bunches. While police worked to diffuse the situation, the Red Cross set up a shelter for the evacuated...
  • Ammonia Leak Rousts Hundreds of Tourists From Hotels on Mississippi Coast

    02/23/2003 11:41:50 AM PST · by all4one · 10 replies · 424+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2003 | The Associated Press
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A cloud of ammonia leaked from a chemical plant early Sunday, forcing tourists to evacuate eight hotels along the Gulf Coast. Authorities said it appeared someone had tried to steal the chemical, possibly to make illegal drugs. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was also shut down for seven hours, and several churches canceled or postponed Sunday services after police advised residents to stay indoors. A couple of emergency workers had to be treated but no other injuries were reported, police Sgt. Joseph Ashmore said. Anhydrous ammonia, used to make fertilizer, is highly explosive. Exposure irritates the skin and...
  • Children Evacuated Without Your Consent!

    02/19/2003 9:24:24 AM PST · by · 62 replies · 379+ views
    Michigan Government Web Site ^ | Current |
    This is what particulary disturbs me: "What if my children are at school during an emergency?In an emergency, your children may be sheltered in place or evacuated from school. If protective actions are being taken at your children's school, do not go to the school. School personnel are trained to handle emergencies. Do not call your child's school. You could tie up a phone line that is needed for emergency communications. For further information, listen to local emergency radio and TV stations to learn when and where you can pick up your children." (UNACCEPTABLE!)You can download a PDF file of...
  • Powerful Lili stirs action - Evacuations, preparations begin in Texas, Louisiana

    10/03/2002 1:47:31 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 3 replies · 365+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 3, 2002 | By MICHAEL GRANBERRY / The Dallas Morning News
    Powerful Lili stirs action Evacuations, preparations begin in Texas, Louisiana 10/03/2002 By MICHAEL GRANBERRY / The Dallas Morning News NEW ORLEANS - On a sunny but fiercely humid day, it was a 37-year-old memory that spurred scores of residents to take extra precautions as Hurricane Lili approached Louisiana. Many feared a grim repeat of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 - 81 people killed in the state, New Orleans under 8 feet of water. Betsy was a Category 3 hurricane - winds of 111-130 mph. Lili was already a Category 4 late Wednesday with winds of 145...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, September 8-14, 2002

    09/09/2002 8:19:43 AM PDT · by cogitator · 205+ views
    Volcano Research Center, ERI, University of Tokyo | September 2002 | Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
    Geology Picture of the Week, September 8-14, 2002
  • Geology Picture of the "Week: September 8-14, 2002

    09/09/2002 8:10:20 AM PDT · by cogitator · 12 replies · 369+ views
    Volcano Research Center, University of Tokyo ^ | September 2002 | Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
    Page with additional pictures: Pago volcano, New Britain, Papua New Guinea: Brief report and photographs Aug.26-September 2, 2002 Source: Volcano Research Center, ERI, Univ. Tokyo, M. Yoshimoto. Associated stories indicate that the irritating ash and gases caused the evacuation of 3-4,000 people from the region near the volcano.
  • Southern Oregon Wildfires Rage, More Residents Flee

    08/01/2002 1:09:21 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 34 replies · 394+ views
    KATU News ^ | August 1, 2002 | Jeff Bernard
    CAVE JUNCTION - About 500 people have either left their homes in the Illinois River Valley or told officials of their intention to do so as the largest wildfire int he Coast Range in years burned out of control.The Josephine County Sheriff's Officeaid 400 people have evacuated their homes and registered with the Red Cross, and about 100 more have notified the police of their intent to leave "People have been calling and offering people places to stay in their homes and pastures for their animals," said Lt. Brian Anderson with the sheriff's office.Most of the 17,000 residents in the...
  • Firefighters battle winds (Black Hills SD FIRE PHOTOS)

    07/04/2002 12:33:33 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 14 replies · 709+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 7-3-02 | By Tim Paluch and Tim Velder, Journal Staff Writers
    Firefighters battle winds By Tim Paluch and Tim Velder, Journal Staff Writers DEADWOOD -- Fire officials said that Wednesday was a critical day for firefighters battling Grizzly Gulch Fire south and east of Deadwood. High winds from the southeast ripped through the area throughout the day and weren't expected to stop until today. The fire was on the move in some areas Wednesday. By midafternoon, Pillar Peak, near Dome Mountain and Bear Den Mountain, was burning about four miles east of Deadwood. Scores of residents in homes from the Shonley Addition to Deadwood on the north side of Highway 14A...
  • Toxic La Mesa Fire, Evacuations

    06/20/2002 2:44:34 PM PDT · by today · 7 replies · 253+ views
    San Diego Headline News ^ | 6-20-02 | staff writer
    SAN DIEGO, CA - The City of La Mesa is asking businesses near a smoldering trash fire to evacuate the area. The fire started early Thursday morning at the Edco Recycling Center, 8184 Commercial Street. Officials are planning a more aggressive attack of the fire and expect that to produce more smoke. The heaviest smoke is east of the actual fire location. An evacuation Center is being set up at the La Mesa Community Center. Residents in the surrounding areas are also asked to evacuate.
  • 40,000 Might Be Ordered to Evacuate as Wildfire Advances on Denver

    06/10/2002 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 27 replies · 237+ views ^ | 6/10/02 | Fox News
    <p>DENVER, Colo. — Colorado authorities on Monday afternoon said 40,000 residents along the southwestern edge of Denver might have to leave their homes as a wind-fueled wildfire moved quickly toward the Mile High City.</p> <p>The 61,000-acre inferno roared to within 10 miles of residential neighborhoods. Firefighters were pulled off the lines because it was too dangerous.</p>