Evacuations

Nick Hobbs, of Marine Warehouse Center, removes a customer's boat from the water in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 7:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...
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Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 11:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 7:14 pm
A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. Red flags flying on...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:30 p.m. As Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is encouraging its students to leave campus this week for a safer location. The university said Sunday that it has issued a...
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September 07, 2018 - 3:12 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 4,000 children have been evacuated from a town in Russia-annexed Crimea where a noxious chemical leak has been blamed on a local titanium factory. Residents of Armyansk complained in late August that a sour smell was pervading the community and a substance resembling...
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A fire rages as motorists travel on Interstate 5 near Lake Shasta, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Jerri Tubbs via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 11:23 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Both directions of a major highway connecting California and Oregon were closed and evacuations were ordered Wednesday when a fast-moving wildfire swept through a wilderness area. The blaze in Shasta County was reported during the afternoon and within hours had charred 3...
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This Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, aerial photo taken with a drone and provided by the Riley County Department shows flooding near a residential area in Manhattan, Kan. Heavy rain caused a creek to burst its banks and flood the Kansas college town, forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes, including some who were ferried to dry land in boats. (Doug Wood/Riley County Police Department via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 6:58 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Residents in five Kansas counties were recovering after heavy rain hit the area during the Labor Day holiday weekend, as forecasters call for more rain this week. The heavy rains caused Wildcat Creek to burst its banks and flood the Kansas college town of Manhattan, forcing...
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Some rises over the area of a Bayernoil refinery in Vohburg an der Donau near Ingolstadt, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 after a fire broke out. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2018 - 9:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Nine people have been injured in a blaze at an oil refinery in Bavaria, and another 1,800 people living close by were temporarily evacuated. Police said the fire spread quickly after a loud detonation was heard early Saturday in the southern German town of Vohburg an der Donau. A huge...
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FILE - This July 11, 2018, file photo, provided by Eric Kremer shows waterfalls normally blue-green turning muddy brown in Supai, Ariz., after flooding the area. The Arizona canyon famous for its blue-green waterfalls is reopening Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, weeks after flooding closed it to tourism. (Eric Kremer via AP, file)
August 31, 2018 - 3:20 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready to welcome visitors to its reservation known for towering waterfalls that cascade into blue-green...
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August 31, 2018 - 12:34 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Fighting in Libya's capital between rival militias has put the lives of people trapped there in danger and exacerbated already alarming levels of humanitarian needs, especially at migrant detention centers there, an international aid group said on Friday. The clashes in...
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