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  • Louisiana offers shelter to Texas flood evacuees

    August 29, 2017 2:30 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is offering to shelter storm victims from Texas while the state also helps its own residents who were rescued from Harvey's floodwaters overnight. Edwards said at a news conference Tuesday in Baton Rouge that he expects Texas officials to... more »
  • Thousands expected to be evacuated in Syria after blast

    April 16, 2017 11:29 AM

    BEIRUT - An opposition activist group and a TV station run by Lebanon's Hezbollah say more than 3,000 people are expected to be evacuated from four villages as part of a population transfer that was briefly stalled by a deadly blast that killed scores. The United Nations is not overseeing... more »
  • White Helmets say over 100 killed in Syria blast

    April 15, 2017 12:10 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian rescue workers who operate in opposition areas say at least 100 people were killed in a blast that ripped through a bus depot where evacuees waited to be transferred to government areas. The Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo province, also known as the White Helmets, says its... more »
  • Incident near Fort Polk prompts apartment complex evacuation

    April 12, 2017 10:04 PM

    NEW LLANO - Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an incident that has prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex near a Louisiana Army post. The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday that it is working with Fort Polk officials and the FBI... more »
  • Haze appearing from ground prompts evacuation of ball park Wednesday

    March 29, 2017 7:07 PM

    CENTRAL – People were evacuated from a part of Lovett Road Park as a haze started coming from the ground Wednesday evening. Fire crews and a hazmat team were dispatched when people noticed the haze on a ball park. A WBRZ news crew reported people were moved from one... more »
  • Chemical leak in Ascension Parish contained Play Video

    January 18, 2017 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hazmart crews have contained a hydrochloric acid leak in Ascension Parish, and emergency responders have been working to neutralize the chemical. A hazmat team was called to the scene on Ashland Road near Highway 30. Someone working along the railroad reported the leak coming from a... more »
  • Vegas Strip resort closed, guests evacuated after power outage

    November 3, 2016 9:30 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A hotel official says the darkened Paris Las Vegas resort could remain closed overnight, displacing thousands of guests and gamblers, while work crews repair its damaged main power line. Caesars Entertainment Corp. spokesman Rich Broome says authorities decided at nightfall Thursday that it was getting too late... more »
  • Albuquerque airport checkpoint reopens after suspicious package found

    September 11, 2016 9:25 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque airport security checkpoint is operating again after the presence of a suspicious item led to evacuations. Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron says a team of police bomb techs cleared the item, and the area and passengers were allowed back in the area around 3:30 p.m.... more »
  • Humane Society of the United States assists Louisiana animals, residents

    August 16, 2016 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in South Louisiana to provide disaster relief for pets and residents in the wake of severe flooding in the state. The organization is currently assisting in the transport of more than 100... more »
  • Voluntary evacuation ordered for Sorrento residents

    August 15, 2016 7:23 PM

    S ORRENTO – Officials in Ascension Parish are asking residents in Sorrento to evecuate due to rising flood waters in the area. Sorrento officials say they expect water to potentially rise 3-4 feet over the next 12 hours. Ascension Parish authorities say residents can evacuate to the Lamar... more »
  • Troopers evacuating stranded motorists from I-12

    August 13, 2016 9:49 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH - A state police spokesman says authorities are going car to car to rescue people stranded on the Interstate from the horrific Louisiana flooding. Maj. Doug Cain from the Louisiana State Police said about 125 vehicles are stranded on Interstate 12 between Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Ochsner says NICU evacuation not needed

    August 13, 2016 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with Ochsner Medical Center on O'Neal said they have remained open to serve patients with emergency needs throughout area flooding. Despite earlier reports to the contrary, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the O'Neal campus did not require evacuation. The NICU remained open and continued... more »
  • Displaced residents arriving at Baker shelter

    August 13, 2016 2:49 PM

    BAKER - Dozens of people are staying at a Red Cross shelter in Baker after they had to be rescued or helped from the Louisiana floods. John Mitchell said he swam to safety with his pit bull. Police officers in a boat picked up his girlfriend, her young daughter... more »
  • Floods send residents on journey to find shelter for the night

    August 12, 2016 7:48 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - A few hundred residents of the Town of Tangipahoa who were rescued from their homes on Friday had to make several stops before they finally found a place to stay after double digit rainfall totals drenched the area. WWL-TV reported the residents said the rain started at... more »
  • Phone surveys on hurricane preparedness to begin

    August 1, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is conducting a study on Hurricane Preparedness. LSU's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute will be conducting a phone survey on individual preparedness actions. The survey will be conducted during August, September and October. The average phone survey will... more »
  • Florida Planned Parenthood clinic evacuated; 6 treated

    May 23, 2016 12:05 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida has been evacuated because of an unknown substance, and six people have been taken to a hospital for evaluation. Sarasota Police Department spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said in a news release that 38 people inside were evacuated at 10:45 a.m. Monday.... more »
  • Person detained following bomb threat at State Capitol Play Video

    May 16, 2016 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person is in custody following bomb threats Monday evening at the State Capitol and Hollywood Casino in downtown Baton Rouge, State Police say. A bomb threat was called into the State Capitol just before 6:30 p.m. Minutes later, a similar threat was called into the Hollywood... more »
  • The route and destination, have an evacuation plan

    May 16, 2016 10:22 AM

    Determine if whether or not you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you would go and how you would get there if told to evacuate. You do not need... more »
  • Possible gas leak at BR charter school results in voluntary evacuation

    May 9, 2016 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A charter school in North Baton Rouge was evacuated by firefighters after a gas leak was reported Monday morning. A voluntary evacuation was put into place by BRFD after a gas odor was said to be lingering at Inspire Charter Academy, located off N Foster Drive... more »
  • Fire prompts two evacuations at Newark airport

    April 4, 2016 6:44 AM

    NEWARK, N.J.- Officials say a terminal at Newark Liberty Airport was evacuated twice early Monday when a fire re-ignited. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed that fire broke out just after 1 a.m. in a boiler room ceiling in Terminal B. Reports say the terminal... more »
  • UPDATE: Belaire High School students evacuated

    March 24, 2016 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Belaire High School have been evacuated due to a reported fire at the school, however there was no fire, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The BRFD was called to the scene and confirmed that there was no fire and all sutdents were... more »
  • Breached levee prompts evacuations in northeast Louisiana

    March 14, 2016 5:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials say reports of a breached levee prompted evacuations in a rural northeastern Louisiana community, but residents are being allowed to return to their homes after flooding was less severe than expected. Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Deputy Jack McKeithen says the department began evacuating residents in rural Hebert after... more »
  • Flood water swallows I-12; Voluntary evacuation for low-lying Tangipahoa

    March 12, 2016 5:53 PM

    HAMMOND - There is a voluntary evacuation for areas along the Tangipahoa River in jeopardy of experiencing flooding similar to the flood event of 1983. Saturday, Parish President Robby Miller encouraged people in low-lying areas to leave. Miller is calling for a voluntary evacuation of areas south of US... more »
  • Train derailment causes evacuations in New York

    March 2, 2016 8:21 AM

    RIPLEY, NEW YORK- Crews are working to contain a leak on an ethanol tanker that was among 16 cars on a freight train that derailed in far southwestern New York and forced the evacuation of several homes. A spokesman for Norfolk Southern says a train derailed on the rail company's... more »
  • Gas leak prompts Baker HS evacuation

    October 19, 2015 10:17 AM

    BAKER - School administrators said a gas leak forced them to evacuate Baker High School for less than an hour Monday morning. Superintendent Herman Brister said the leak was spotted around 7:20 a.m. and led to a brief evacuation. He said students went to the locations they learned through... more »
  • Wedding favors cause bomb scare

    October 1, 2015 8:59 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- A TSA agent watching an X-ray machine spotted wax and fuses inside a checked bag at Denver International Airport and the terminal was evacuated as the bomb squad investigated the bag. It turned out to be wedding favors from a bride and groom who's names started with... more »
  • State unveils mobile pet shelter Play Video

    August 27, 2015 7:42 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry unveiled its new mobile pet shelter. It's a trailer that's designed to drive around picking up animals who need to evacuate in the event of a disaster. "We can go on-site where there is an emergency. And this is... more »
  • Evacuation lifted after lightning causes oil well fire

    July 27, 2015 3:41 PM

    LAKE ARTHUR - Authorities lifted an evacuation order Monday around a Vermillion Parish oil well which caught fire after a lightning strike this weekend. The Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office said the fire was allowed to burn out at the well, which is on La. 717 west of Gueydan off... more »
  • Evacuations reported after Lake Arthur oil well fire

    July 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. - Authorities evacuated a small area of Lake Arthur in south Louisiana after an oil well blew out Sunday, according to reports. KATC reported the fire happened in Vermillion Parish on Highway 717 across the Lake Arthur Bridge. Authorities told residents the fire started when lightning... more »
  • Evacuation order lifted after hazardous material leak

    July 7, 2015 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The evacuation order has been lifted for businesses along South Choctaw Drive. Officials were advising people to avoid South Choctaw from Flannery to Sherwood after a petroleum product leaked out of a high pressure line. About a dozen businesses were evacuated. South Choctaw has also been... more »
  • Just in time for bed, evacuation lifted after gas line rupture Play Video

    May 28, 2015 5:50 PM

    ZACHARY - Families in a quiet neighborhood just outside the city were able to return home just in time for bed Thursday night. They were forced to evacuate hours earlier after a gas line ruptured. The line broke and forced people in the High Plains Crossing subdivision off... more »
  • Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated

    May 22, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast has forced the evacuation of 28 workers. The Coast Guard says the workers were evacuated by an offshore supply vessel that reported the fire at 2:50 a.m. Friday. No injuries were reported. Texas Petroleum Investment Company, the owner and... more »
  • Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat; everyone safe

    April 24, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The National Park Service says a 911 caller made a bomb threat against the Statue of Liberty, leading to a precautionary evacuation of the island. The Park Service said in a statement Friday afternoon that all visitors and personnel were safe. It says the call came in... more »
  • West Virginia residents evacuate homes after landslide

    March 13, 2015 7:10 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.V. - A landslide near a West Virginia airport has forced residents in about 25 Charleston homes to evacuate. Media outlets report that the landslide began Sunday near the end of the main runway at Yeager Airport but reached a critical point mid-day Thursday. The landslide broke loose, taking... more »
  • All clear after bomb threat at Lafayette mall

    January 10, 2015 1:07 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The all clear was given after a bomb threat at the Acadiana mall. According to Lafayette police, the mall was evacuated at around noon and reopened at around 3 p.m. No suspicious packages were found. No word yet on where the threat came from. ... more »
  • 2+ years later, sinkhole evacuation eased

    December 4, 2014 1:35 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - After more than two years, the mandatory evacuation order for people living near an Assumption Parish sinkhole has eased for some of the area. The parish police jury reported Thursday that an area east of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 has been re-designated to a voluntary... more »
  • Residents ready for possible evacuations

    November 24, 2014 2:05 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Families are packing up their belongings in preparation for possible evacuations due to flooding. Temperatures are expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing concern about runoff from melting snow, and overflowing creeks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told residents to "err on the side of caution" Sunday... more »
  • Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homes Play Video

    October 29, 2014 3:32 AM

    PAHOA, HI - Hawaii authorities say lava from Kilauea volcano is burning tires and other materials that could generate more smoke. Hawaii County civil defense authorities late Tuesday warned residents with respiratory problems living downwind of the flow to take precautions and stay indoors. The lava was about 370 yards... more »
  • Emergency responders say they're ready for Ebola Play Video

    October 6, 2014 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a man caused an entire police station to evacuate on Friday, emergency responders say they are ready to handle Ebola if it came to Baton Rouge. A protective face mask, gloves and gowns are just a few ways emergency responders prepare for any situation that... more »
  • Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

    September 26, 2014 2:09 AM

    PLACERVILLE, CA - A day of light rain has brought big gains against a Northern California wildfire, reducing the number of threatened homes from thousands to hundreds. State fire officials say fewer than 300 structures are threatened by the King Fire east of Sacramento on Thursday night, a figure they... more »
  • Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes Play Video

    August 25, 2014 2:14 AM

    WEAVERVILLE, CA - State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said late Sunday the fire was about 2 miles west of the historic town and has forced the evacuation of... more »
  • 13,000 evacuation calls in California wildfire Play Video

    August 19, 2014 1:58 AM

    MARIPOSA, CA - Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California. Sheriff John Anderson issued the evacuation orders late Monday and declared a local state of emergency in Madera County. Sheriff's spokeswoman... more »
  • Wildfire prompts evacuation order Play Video

    July 18, 2014 2:12 AM

    SPOKANE, WA - A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says he's heard of no injuries from the Carlton Complex of wildfires.... more »

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