Evacuations

People are silhouetted against the orange glow of the fire as they watch a large grass fire burning out of control on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the northeast of Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 2:53 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Emergency crews struggled Tuesday to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states, killing five people and forcing thousands of others to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. Fires burned in parts of Kansas,...
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Vic Trass writes his name and phone number on a sign-in sheet on Monday, March 6, 2017, as he arrives at an evacuation center in Hutchinson, Kans., as a grassfire continues to rage north of Hutchinson. Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. (Katy Kildee/The Hutchinson News via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 1:06 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas...
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Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kan., Monday, March 6, 2017. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 10:56 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas...
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Cattle graze by a wildfire near Protection, Kan., early Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Grass fires fanned by gusting winds scorched swaths of Kansas grassland Monday, forcing the evacuations of several towns and the closure of some roads. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 10:38 am
STERLING, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the country's midsection (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Authorities say a wildfire killed three ranch hands in the Texas Panhandle who were trying to usher cattle away from the flames. Gray County Judge Richard Peet said Tuesday that the...
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March 03, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crews began restarting a power plant Friday at the base of Oroville Dam, allowing them to release water from the Northern California lake without having to send it over a badly damaged spillway, officials said. The move is a major milestone in the race to protect Oroville...
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February 28, 2017 - 4:28 am
OFRA, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces began evacuating nine homes in the West Bank settlement of Ofra on Tuesday, following a Supreme Court decision that ruled they were built on private Palestinian land. Dozens of settlers and their supporters were protesting on the rooftops as military and police...
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February 24, 2017 - 6:43 pm
CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two World War II-era grenades have been found in a suburban New York nursing home resident's refrigerator, prompting an evacuation. The Journal News reports ( http://lohud.us/2mgv16B ) the Tappan Zee Manor Nursing Home was evacuated Friday afternoon while police searched the...
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February 24, 2017 - 6:24 pm
CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York nursing home was evacuated after two World War II-era grenades were found in a 91-year-old resident's refrigerator. The Journal News reports ( http://lohud.us/2mgv16B ) that the Tappan Zee Manor Nursing Home was evacuated shortly before 3 p.m. Friday...
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Local man Islet Delibasic talks to journalists after a landslide near the Bosnian town of Kakanj , 50 kms north of Sarajevo on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. More than 150 people have been evacuated from their homes in central Bosnia due to a major landslide at the nearby open pit coal mine that has threatened to bury their villages. ( AP Photo/Amel Emric)
February 24, 2017 - 11:02 am
KAKANJ, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — More than 150 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in central Bosnia because a major landslide from huge piles of soil and mine waste from a nearby open pit coal mine threatens to bury their villages. Some 40 homes in the villages of Ribnica and Mramor...
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A man and woman push a cart along flooded waters on Needles Drive in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Rising floodwaters sent thousands of residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 23, 2017 - 12:49 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people evacuated from a flood in San Jose, California, returned home Thursday amid warnings to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact with flood water. "The water is not safe," Mayor Sam Liccardo said. "There is contamination...
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