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  • Broussard seeks removal from flooding lawsuit

    August 27, 2013 11:48 AM

    GRETNA - Attorneys for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard have asked a judge to dismiss the last remaining claim against him in a class-action lawsuit over his administration's decision to evacuate drainage pump operators hours before Hurricane Katrina's landfall. If granted, the request would leave Jefferson Parish as the... more »
  • Some Ariz. residents to return home after fire

    July 4, 2013 3:21 PM

    YARNELL, Ariz. - Some residents who were forced to evacuate due to a deadly Arizona wildfire will be allowed to return to their homes Thursday evening. Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher says the evacuation order is being lifted only for Peeples Valley. Only those who can show proof of residency... more »
  • Wildfire burns outside Great Smoky Mountains

    March 18, 2013 8:20 AM

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - A wildfire burning in a resort area outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has destroyed more than 30 large rental cabins. Ben Bryson, a fire resources coordinator with the Tennessee Division of Forestry, says the 145-acre fire was first reported Sunday evening in Sevier County.... more »
  • UN pulling out some staff from Syria

    December 3, 2012 2:14 PM

    BEIRUT - The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-struck Arab state. The U.N.'s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria says up to a quarter of the 100 international staff working for several U.N. agencies could exit... more »
  • What does it take to get people to flee a storm?

    November 14, 2012 2:03 PM

    NEW YORK - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, emergency officials are taking another look at a problem that has bedeviled them for a long time: how to get people to comply when they are ordered to evacuate their homes. Despite dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of... more »
  • Fire prompts evacuation at downtown bar overnight

    July 16, 2011 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters evacuated about 100 people from a bar because of a fire in downtown Baton Rouge early Saturday morning. Investigators have not determined what started the blaze in a storage room at MAPP Construction, located next to the M Bar on 3rd Street. When firefighters got... more »
  • Butte LaRose residents to evacuate by noon

    May 24, 2011 2:33 AM

    BUTTE LAROSE- Residents of Butte LaRose are facing a mandatory evacuation as backwater from the swollen Atchafalaya River creeps toward homes in the Cajun community. The St. Martin Parish leaders say nobody will be allowed to enter the town once the order takes effect today at noon. The mandatory evacuation... more »
  • Butte LaRose residents must evacuate tomorrow

    May 23, 2011 6:05 PM

    BUTTE LaROSE - Butte LaRose residents must be out of their homes or camps by tomorrow at noon. St. Martin Parish leaders postponed the mandatory evacuation because the water is rising slower than expected. The evacuation was originally scheduled for Saturday. John and Janell Mitchell own a camp... more »

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