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Salt fire destroys more than two dozen homes; residents are arrested near Lava fire evacuation area


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Florida condo building deemed unsafe, evacuation ordered


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Saint Vincent volcano: ‘Explosive’ Soufrière eruption sparks mass evacuation


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Members of Congress and staff informed that ‘many’ may have been exposed to coronavirus during Capitol evacuation


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Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenterCountries with citizens in the central Chinese city that’s the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. — CHINA: The government cut transportation links to and from the city of Wuhan on Jan. 22 and has since expanded those controls to several nearby cities. Anyone traveling from Wuhan is required to register and quarantine themselves for 14 days — the virus’ maximum incubation period.



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Evacuation crackdown ordered as Philippine volcano 'recharges'

Evacuation crackdown ordered as Philippine volcano 'recharges'Philippine authorities ordered a crackdown Monday on evacuees’ daily visits to their homes in the danger zone around Taal volcano as scientists warned it could be “recharging” for a more powerful explosion. More than 110,000 people have taken refuge in evacuation centres since Taal burst to life a week ago, but many hard-hit towns have let residents back for hours each day to fetch items, feed livestock and clean up their houses. “We are directing DRRMCs (civil defence officers)… not to allow anyone to enter the danger zone,” said Epimaco Densing, undersecretary for the Department of Interior.



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New evacuation order for Texas city hit by explosion, chemical fire

New evacuation order for Texas city hit by explosion, chemical fireAuthorities issued a second evacuation order in a week for thousands of residents of a Texas city after air monitors discovered cancer-causing chemicals following an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant. Officials issued the order late on Wednesday in Port Neches, Texas, a city of about 14,000 people 95 miles east of Houston, when monitors found elevated levels of butane and butadiene, a cancer-causing petrochemical. Butadiene is the main product of a TPC Group [TPCL.UL] facility in the city struck by last week’s blaze and blast.



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Evacuation slide accidentally falls from plane into Boston backyard

Evacuation slide accidentally falls from plane into Boston backyardThe pilot of Delta Air Lines Flight 405 from Paris to Boston reported hearing a loud noise as began its final approach to Boston's Logan airport, the Boston Globe reported. Stephanie Leguia, a resident of a Boston suburb, told the Boston Herald that she was standing in a neighbor's backyard when an uninflated evacuation slide fell from the sky, bringing down several tree branches along the way.

The slide, which was uninflated, looked like a "giant silver tarp," she said.



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The Latest: Sonoma County notes fire evacuation success

The Latest: Sonoma County notes fire evacuation successOfficials say more than half of Sonoma County’s staff of about 1,800 people worked to help evacuate residents and deal with emergency services, communications and other needs after the Northern California county declared a state of emergency because of wildfire. The Sonoma County Board reviewed its operations at an emergency board meeting Wednesday night. The Northern California wine country county has been aggressive about its disaster response preparation in the wake of a series of devastating wildfires that killed 44 people and destroyed thousands of homes two years ago.



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The Latest: More evacuation warnings issued in California

The Latest: More evacuation warnings issued in CaliforniaThe threat from a wildfire that destroyed 21 homes in Northern California’s wine country is growing. Crews are struggling in the battle against the Sonoma County fire. Pacific Gas & Electric said a faulty transmission line near the start of a wildfire in California wine country has prompted a change in strategy about when to shut down such high-voltage lines in windy weather.



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