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Hawaii Volcano Lava Wave Nears Homes

Lava from a volcano in Hawaii is slowly flowing toward citizens’ homes, forcing them to evacuate.

October 28, 2014

Residents Told To Prepare To Evacuate As Lava Threatens In Hawaii

A slowly erupting volcano and advancing lava in Hawaii means that some residents are prepared to evacuate.

October 27, 2014

Two Dead, Five Missing As Powerful Typhoon Slams Into Japan

A powerful typhoon hit Japan on Sunday, suspending transportation schedules and leaving five missing.

October 6, 2014

Philippines Volcano Threatening Eruption, Thousands Evacuated

By Girlie Linao, dpa MANILA — Tens of thousands of people living near the Philippines’ most active volcano began to evacuate on Tuesday after increased activity prompted government scientists to warn of an imminent eruption. Dozens of military trucks were dispatched to pick up the residents in the danger zones around Mayon Volcano in Albay […]

September 16, 2014

California Wildfires Burn Homes, Force Residents To Flee

Los Angeles (AFP) — Raging wildfires damaged or destroyed over 100 buildings in California and forced hundreds to evacuate in the drought-stricken U.S. state, officials said. The Boles Fire, one of up to a dozen blazes gripping the state amid a heatwave, erupted near the town of Weed, some 280 miles north of San Francisco […]

September 16, 2014

Evacuations Of 1,000 People After Forest Fires Near Yosemite

Los Angeles (AFP) — A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave that are threatening hundreds of homes. The blaze that began near Bass Lake has already burned 330 acres (133 hectares) in a matter of hours. None of the fire has yet […]

September 15, 2014

Yosemite Evacuations Complete As Wildfire Rages Near Half Dome

By Jason Wells, Los Angeles Times The wilderness near Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome has been completely evacuated as a wind-driven wildfire continued to spread through the area Tuesday, officials said. The Meadow fire, last measured at nearly 2,600 acres, forced authorities to evacuate dozens of hikers by helicopter after flames cut off their […]

September 9, 2014

Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park Prompts Thousands Of Evacuations

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times Out-of-control wildfire burning near Yosemite has triggered thousands of evacuation orders. A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders, and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency. The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 1,200 acres and was 0 […]

August 19, 2014

Fire Rages At Wyoming Natural Gas Plant; Town’s Evacuation Lifted

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times Soaring flames kept a major natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming closed Thursday, affecting fuel supplies across the West. The fire followed an explosion Wednesday afternoon at one of the five natural gas processing units at a Williams Cos. plant near the town of Opal. About 40 workers immediately left […]

April 24, 2014

Evacuation In North Dakota Town After Fiery Oil-Train Explosion

Chicago (AFP) – A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in North Dakota Monday, causing an explosion that sent a massive plume of toxic smoke skyward and forced the evacuation of part of a small town. The accident took place near Casselton, in Cass county, and no injuries were immediately reported, Valley News Live […]

December 31, 2013