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  • Massive Federal Response Being Delivered To Help With California Wildfires

    11/22/2018 7:21:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 22, 2018 | Jan Brewer
    It’s hard to imagine the real destruction of the California wildfires. Scores of people dead, hundreds missing, thousands of structures destroyed, and hundreds of acres burned to the ground. It’s a tragedy the likes of which our nation has never seen before.In times like these, those affected by the wildfires need urgent assistance, and that’s exactly what they’re getting from the Trump administration.The scale of the disaster is hard to overstate. This year marks the state’s worst fire season ever, punctuated by the “Camp” and “Woolsey” fires. The Camp fire alone has claimed at least 77 lives, out of a total...
  • Evacuation ordered for SC coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, lawmakers say

    09/10/2018 12:08:11 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 146 replies
    myrtlebeackonlinel ^ | 9/10/2018 | Bristow Marchant And Tom Barton
    PINE RIDGE, SC S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. All eight the counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As of noon Tuesday, lanes will reverse on Interstate 26 from Charleston to Columbia and Highway 50from Myrtle Beach. Highways 278 and 21 in Beaufort County will be ready for reversal as of noon, but officials will wait to make an order at that time....
  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, county issues evacuations

    05/03/2018 11:02:04 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 135 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/03/18
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, releasing lava into a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Footage shown on local television showed lava spurting into the sky from a crack in a road. County, state and federal officials had been warning residents all week that they should be prepared to evacuate, as an eruption would give little warning. The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the...
  • North Korea will 'probably' have missile that can hit Britain in as soon as six months...

    01/24/2018 6:25:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 23 JAN 2018 | Ben Glaze
    North Korea will 'probably' have missile that can hit Britain in as soon as six months, Defence Minister reveals The chilling timescale underlines the urgency for persuading Kim Jong-un to abandon his weapons programme, a minister told the Commons Defence Committee North Korea could be just six months away from developing a nuclear missile capable of hitting Britain, MPs were warned today. The chilling timescale underlines the urgency for persuading dictator Kim Jong-un to abandon his weapons programme, the Commons Defence Committee heard. Whitehall chiefs have already drawn up plans to deploy British forces if war breaks out on the...

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  • 'Abe, Trump to Discuss Evacuation Plan for their Citizens in S. Korea'

    11/05/2017 1:06:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017-11-05
    'Abe, Trump to Discuss Evacuation Plan for their Citizens in S. Korea' Write : 2017-11-05 12:13:20 Update : 2017-11-05 13:19:00 United States President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reportedly discuss how to evacuate their citizens in South Korea in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula. Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported on Sunday that the two leaders will discuss the matter during their summit talks on Monday in Tokyo. The paper said that Trump is not excluding military options against North Korea, noting that roughly 60-thousand Japanese citizens and more than 200-thousand Americans currently...
  • Raqqah Civil Council and Tribal Elders Arrange Civilian Evacuation to Reduce Civilian Casualties

    10/14/2017 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    SOUTHWEST ASIA A convoy of vehicles is staged to depart Raqqah Oct. 14 under an arrangement brokered by the Raqqah Civil Council and local Arab tribal elders Oct. 12. The arrangement is designed to minimize civilian casualties and purportedly excludes foreign Daesh terrorists as people trapped in the city continue to flee the impending fall of Daeshs so-called capital. People departing Raqqah under the arrangement are subject to search and screening by Syrian Democratic Forces. The Coalition was not involved in the discussions that led to the arrangement, but believes it will save innocent lives and allow Syrian Democratic...
  • Raging Wine Country Wildfires Burn Homes; Force Evacuations

    10/09/2017 11:49:48 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 638 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area News ^ | 10/08/2017 | CBS Staff
    NAPA (CBS SF) Wind-whipped wildfires roared to life Sunday night and early Monday across Wine Country, burning building, forcing evacuations and injuring several people. The Atlas Peak fire was the largest of several wildfires, quickly growing to more than 200 acres near Napa. Meanwhile, the fire near Calistoga had burned several building and sent several people to the hospital to be treated for burns. Cal Fire said firefighters were battling several blazes in Sonoma County. The largest was in the area of Porter Creek Road and Petrified Forest Road near Calistoga where mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents along...
  • Tesla flips a switch to increase the range of some cars in Florida to help people evacuate

    09/10/2017 10:42:47 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 83 replies
    Tesla has pushed an over-the-air update to some of its vehicles in Florida that lets those cars go just a liiiittle bit farther, thus helping their owners get that much farther away from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Wondering how that's even possible? Up until a few months ago, Tesla sold a 60kWh version of its Model S and Model X vehicles but the battery in those cars was actually rated at 75kWh. The thinking: Tesla could offer a more affordable 60kWh version to those who didn't need the full range of the 75kWh battery but to keep...
  • More than 50 animals found tethered to trees in Florida county

    09/10/2017 12:25:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 9, 2017 | WCMH
    Animal control officers in Palm Beach County say they are seeing animal abuse like theyve never experienced before. Palm Beach County Animal Care reports animal control officers have rescued 49 dogs and two cats in the last 48 hours, according to WPTV. Local animal officials reported finding dozens of dogs chained to trees and parked cars as thousands of people flee the Sunshine State. High winds have now made it impossible for animal control officers to respond to these calls. County Director of Animal Care Diane Suave said she is encouraging anyone to shelter animals they see tethered outside.
  • Hurricane Irma: Massive effort to ship fuel into Florida, ease gas shortages

    09/08/2017 1:54:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies ^ | 9/8/17 | foxnews
    The Trump administration has waived a key statute to allow for as many ships as possible to bring fuel into Florida, as part of a massive effort to ease gas shortages for Florida residents and others in the path of Hurricane Irma. Were bringing in as much supply of refined fuel as possible, Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser, told reporters on Friday. The move was made in conjunction with state officials in Florida who are scrambling to get fuel to the pumps and alleviate gas shortages. Florida has taken several steps to expedite those shipments.
  • Limbaugh to evacuate after calling Irma climate change ploy

    09/08/2017 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Limbaugh to evacuate after calling Irma climate change ploy By Joe Concha - 09/08/17 11:04 AM EDT Rush Limbaugh will be evacuating his home in Palm Beach, Fla. just days after stating that creating panic around hurricanes helps advance an agenda around climate change. May as well announce this. Im not going to get into details because of the security nature of things, but it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow, Limbaugh said on his nationally-syndicated radio program on Thursday. Well be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown. Conservative...
  • Miami-Dade holds off on Irma evacuation orders for now

    09/06/2017 12:54:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies ^ | September 06, 2017 12:04 PM | By Patricia Mazzei and Lance Dixon
    No evacuation orders will be issued in Miami-Dade County yet, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Wednesday, warning that people living on barrier islands and low-lying mainland areas may still be asked to leave ahead of Hurricane Irma. Gimenez had been ready to instruct residents to get out, but he said the 11 a.m. Irma advisory from the National Hurricane Center gave him pause. The storms slowing down, giving us a little bit more time, Gimenez said from the countys emergency operations center in Doral. Nearly half a million residents who live in storm-surge zones A and B could be asked to...
  • U.S. Navy to Evacuate 5,000 as Military Preps for Hurricane Irma

    09/06/2017 9:20:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | , September 5, 2017,
    The military is braced for it to hit the U.S. mainland and the current forecast suggests it could strike Florida over the weekend. More than 5,000 military active duty, civilians, contractors and families based at Naval Air Station Key West have received mandatory evacuation orders, according to U.S. Navy officials. The officials familiar with the evacuation plan say approximately 50 to 60 personnel will stay to man essential functions at the installation. The Commander of the U.S. Navy Region Southeast ordered the mandatory evacuation of non-essential personnel and dependents from NAS Key West to safe haven within 300 miles of...
  • Japan prepping for evacuation of tens of thousands in South Korea

    09/04/2017 3:16:29 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 17 replies
    Nikkei ^ | Nikkei
    TOKYO -- As tensions on the Korean Peninsula reach new heights with Pyongyang's latest nuclear test, Japan is planning for a possible mass evacuation of the nearly 60,000 Japanese citizens currently living in or visiting South Korea.
  • Japan preparing for evacuation of tens of thousands in South Korea

    09/04/2017 6:32:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | September 5, 2017
    TOKYO -- As tensions on the Korean Peninsula reach new heights with Pyongyang's latest nuclear test, Japan is planning for a possible mass evacuation of the nearly 60,000 Japanese citizens currently living in or visiting South Korea. "There is a possibility of further provocations," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a Monday meeting with ruling coalition lawmakers. "We need to remain extremely vigilant and do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people."
  • Russia orders MASS EVACUATION over North Korea missile launch

    08/29/2017 10:30:05 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 29th August 2017 | Joshua Nevett
    Russia orders MASS EVACUATION over North Korea missile launch RUSSIA has dramatically relocated 1,500 people from its border with North Korea after Kim Jong-un's latest missile launch, it was reported today. By Joshua Nevett / Published 29th August 2017 Russian civil defence officials were reportedly ordered to shift residents in the country's far east to "safe areas" in a extraordinary move amid fears of a worldwide conflict. North Korea angered the international community by launching a missile that flew directly over Japan. In response, US President Donald Trump threatened the communist state with military action, warning "all options are on...
  • Texas Governor, Mayor Split Over Whether Houston Needed Evacuations

    08/28/2017 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/27/117 | Christopher M. Matthews
    HOUSTONA split between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner over whether the metropolis should have been evacuated is raising questions about officials response to damaging floodwaters as a catastrophe continues to engulf the region. Mr. Turner, a Democrat, and other local officials urged residents to stay in their homes as Hurricane Harvey, which has since downgraded to a tropical storm, approached Houston on Friday. But at a Friday news conference, Gov. Abbott, a Republican, suggested otherwise. Even if an evacuation order hasnt been issued by your local official, if youre in an area between Corpus Christi and...
  • UK citizens should be advised to leave Korean peninsula

    08/14/2017 7:57:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Peeblesshire ^ | Aug. 13, 2017
    UK citizens should be advised to leave Korean peninsula The Government should advise British nationals in the Korean peninsula to leave if the tensions over Kim Jong Uns nuclear programme continue to ratchet up, a former head of the Royal Navy has warned. Admiral Lord West of Spithead said there was a real risk the current stand off between North Korea and the United States could escalate into an actual conflict, resulting in an exchange of nuclear weapons, with catastrophic consequences for the region. He said advising UK citizens to leave the peninsula and nearby Japan would send a message...
  • Thousands evacuate North Carolina's Outer Banks after power outage

    07/29/2017 7:24:29 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 29, 2017 | By Joe Sterling and Rose Schmidt
    Thousands evacuate North Carolina's Outer Banks after power outage By Joe Sterling and Rose Schmidt, CNN Updated 9:07 AM ET, Sat July 29, 2017 (CNN)Kalla Bruhl and her boyfriend's family had their Outer Banks vacation in North Carolina short-circuited. They were among thousands of tourists on Ocracoke and Hatteras islands who have been ordered to pack up and evacuate after a major power outage early Thursday. A transmission line was cut during construction work on a bridge, knocking out electricity to the two tourist meccas. "We were all upset," said Bruhl, 22, of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, who left Ocracoke by...