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Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption: Thousands forced to evacuate after 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Big Island

Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption: Thousands forced to evacuate after 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Big IslandThousands of people have been evacuated from their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island after the Kilauea volcano spewed lava into residential areas and a series of earthquakes, including the largest to strike the state in 43 years, shook the island. A 6.9 magnitude quake followed closely after a 5.8 magnitude, both occurring near a town whose residents already faced mandatory evacuations due to bubbling lava. Big Island has been placed on high alert as scientists and local officials warned residents seismic and volcanic activity is likely to continue.



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California areas advised to evacuate ahead of potential mudslides

California areas advised to evacuate ahead of potential mudslidesThe warning, which is one step below a mandatory order, affects about 30,000 people in Santa Barbara County, said Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff’s office. Do not wait for a notification,” the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement. It follows criticism of Santa Barbara County officials that they did not adequately warn residents of the danger ahead of the January mudslides.



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Kuwait condemns Philippine president's call to evacuate workers

Kuwait condemns Philippine president's call to evacuate workersA top Kuwaiti official condemned on Tuesday a call by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to evacuate his country’s workers from Kuwait, suggesting Duterte could damage ties between the two countries. Duterte said last week that his government would ask private airlines to evacuate Filipino nationals from Kuwait within 72 hours, after the discovery of the dead body of a Filipino migrant worker in a freezer. “We are surprised and we condemn statements from the Philippine president, especially as we are in contact with the Philippines on a high level to explain the workers’ conditions in Kuwait,” said Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah.



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When The Fire Comes And There's No Home To Evacuate And Nowhere To Go

When The Fire Comes And There's No Home To Evacuate And Nowhere To GoIn some parts of Santa Barbara County, the Thomas fire has caused apocalyptic scenes.



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Growing Southern California Wildfires Force 200,000 People To Evacuate

Growing Southern California Wildfires Force 200,000 People To EvacuateRoughly 200,000 people have been forced to flee Southern California’s wildfires that as of Thursday have scorched more than 181 miles (or 116,100 acres) and destroyed more than 100 homes as intensifying winds prompted an unprecedented warning level of purple.



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Thomas Fire: Thousands forced to evacuate Los Angeles area homes after blaze rapidly spreads

Thomas Fire: Thousands forced to evacuate Los Angeles area homes after blaze rapidly spreadsA wildfire in Ventura County, southern California has forced thousands of people out of their homes and scorched more than 50,000 acres, with second and third fires spreading swiftly over thousands of acres in Los Angeles County. Whipped by high Santa Ana winds and feeding on dry vegetation, the fast-spreading Thomas wildfire prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 27,000 Ventura County residents after igniting overnight. Tens of thousands of people are without power.



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Bali Tourists Flood Instagram With Mount Agung Volcano Photos as Thousands Evacuate

Bali Tourists Flood Instagram With Mount Agung Volcano Photos as Thousands EvacuateIndonesian officials have said 150,000 people may have to evacuate



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Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuateBy Elaine Lies and Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) – A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. One man was killed under scaffolding that collapsed in high winds and a fisherman was killed as he tended to his boat, Kyodo news agency said. Typhoon Lan, classified as an intense Category 4 storm by the Tropical Storm Risk monitoring site, was south of Japan and moving northeast at 50 kph on Sunday night, speeding up slightly, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.



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Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears end

Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears endBEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition and local officials said Saturday that Syrian Islamic State fighters and civilians will be allowed to evacuate Raqqa, a deal that signals the imminent capture of the city but flouts earlier U.S. protests of negotiating safe exits for the extremist group.



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Thousands evacuate as California wildfires kill 10

Thousands evacuate as California wildfires kill 10More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through through California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday. California’s fire service said about 73,000 acres (30,000 hectares) have been ravaged by the major infernos. “The Sheriff’s Office confirms seven fire-related deaths from the Sonoma Co. fires.



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