Evacuations

Law enforcement and other emergency personnel salute at the scene of a fatal accident where a volunteer member of the Ventura County search and rescue team was killed along Interstate Highway 5 south of Pyramid Lake, Calif. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The second in a string of powerful storms is battering California, bringing down trees, flooding roadways and prompting evacuations in wildfire burn areas where intense downpours could loosen bare hillsides and cause mudslides. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 02, 2019 - 9:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders. Flash flood warnings were issued for huge...
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A pedestrian makes their way across an overpass under a dramatic sunrise during the early morning commute in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A powerful storm heading toward California is expected to produce heavy rainfall, damaging winds, localized stream flooding and heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada. Forecasters say rain will arrive in the north late Friday afternoon and reach the south late in the night, and last through Saturday night. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
February 01, 2019 - 11:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm bearing down on California on Friday was expected to produce heavy rainfall, damaging winds, localized stream flooding and heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada, forecasters said. Evacuations were ordered or recommended in advance for residents of some of the many...
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A smoke column rises from Shindake volcano after its eruption in Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Japan Meteorological Agency said Thursday's eruption caused volcanic rocks flying out of the crater and pyroclastic flows pouring down but have not reached as far as the residential area 2 kilometers (1.2 mile) away. (Kyodo News via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 12:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — A small island volcano in southern Japan erupted Thursday, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries. Japan Meteorological Agency said the eruption of the Shindake volcano on Kuchinoerabu island sent rocks flying and hot gas and debris pouring down the...
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Traffic is diverted off northbound Interstate 5 in Castaic, Calif., after California's main north-south artery was closed by snow in the Tejon Pass some 30 miles to the north Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. The first in a series of Pacific storms brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains Monday, closing some highways and snarling traffic. Weather forecasters have predicted a series of storms, one after the other, could continue to bring rain and snow into the middle of the week. (Hans Gutknecht/The Orange County Register via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 1:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific storm threatened potential catastrophe. In Riverside County east of Los Angeles, mandatory evacuations...
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Shoppers with their hands raised are evacuated from Fashion Place Mall in Murray, Utah, after a shooting on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
January 13, 2019 - 7:29 pm
MURRAY, Utah (AP) — Two people were wounded in a shooting just outside a popular Utah mall Sunday where hundreds of scared shoppers hunkered down until police arrived to evacuate the building. Two people in their early 20s were shot at about 1:30 p.m. near the southeast entrance to the Fashion...
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Lights, flowers and toys are left outside the escape room entertainment site where five teenage girls died in a fire last week, in Koszalin, northern Poland, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Sunday was designated a day of mourning and prayers in Koszalin for the girls and their families. (AP Photo)
January 06, 2019 - 5:05 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Poland presented charges Sunday against the man who designed an escape room entertainment site where five teenage girls were killed in a fire. The man, identified only as Milosz S., was charged with intentionally creating a fire danger and with...
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A fire engine stands outside an "Escape Room" game location in Koszalin, northern Poland, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A fire broke out at the "Escape Room" game location, killing five teenage girls and injuring a man, authorities said. 0(AP Photo/TVN News via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Poland escape room deaths (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Prosecutors in Poland have presented charges against the man who designed an escape room entertainment site where five teenage girls were killed in a fire. Prosecutor Ryszard Gasiorowski said Sunday the...
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Demonstrators stand in tear gas thrown by riot police during a protest in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Hundreds of protesters were trying to breathe new life into France's apparently waning yellow vest movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
January 05, 2019 - 2:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — French security forces fired tear gas and flash-balls after a march through picturesque central Paris went from peaceful to provocative Saturday as several thousand protesters staged the yellow vest movement's first action of 2019 to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron. A...
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Thai men push a fishing boat off the ocean to a safer location in Songkhla, Thailand in preparation for storm weather conditions on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Thai weather authorities are warning that a tropical storm will bring heavy rains and high seas to southern Thailand and its famed beach resorts. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)
January 03, 2019 - 9:18 pm
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities suspended ferry services and evacuated locals and tourists ahead of a tropical storm expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation's famed southern beach resorts during a peak tourism season. Rain was already falling around the Gulf of Thailand...
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December 27, 2018 - 8:26 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted Venezuelans from their sleep early Thursday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings in their pajamas before sunrise. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The 5.5 magnitude quake struck just before 5 a.m. Thursday (1000...
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