Evacuations

Terry Spencer carries his daughter, Trinity, through high water on 59th Street near Stewart Road in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, as heavy rain from Tropical Depression Imelda caused street flooding on the island. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 9:02 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Forecasters warned that Imelda could...
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Trucks drive down Carancahua Street to enter neighborhoods in Sargent, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with nearly 20 inches of rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe impacts from the tropical depression. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 8:46 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Forecasters warned that Imelda could...
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Trucks drive down Carancahua Street to enter neighborhoods in Sargent, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with nearly 20 inches of rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe impacts from the tropical depression. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 7:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston. Forecasters warned that Imelda could bring up to 35 inches (90 centimeters) of rain this week in some...
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A firefighter walks through the scene of an explosion Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Farmington, Maine. Officials say a town's fire chief is among the injured in a propane explosion that killed a firefighter. State public safety spokesman Steve McCausland said after Monday morning's explosion at a nonprofit center in Farmington that multiple people remain hospitalized. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 17, 2019 - 10:20 pm
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A maintenance manager was credited Tuesday with saving lives by evacuating a building before an explosion that gravely injured him, while investigators began examining the rubble to determine the cause and the firefighter who died was saluted. Larry Lord emptied the...
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A police officer salutes as the procession honoring Farmington Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Bell as it arrives in Farmington, Maine, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Bell was killed in an explosion the day before that also injured six other firefighters and a maintenance worker at the LEAP building, a nonprofit that serves people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities in Farmington. (Rich Abrahamson/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 8:53 pm
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A maintenance manager was credited Tuesday with saving lives by evacuating a building before an explosion that gravely injured him, while investigators began examining the rubble to determine the cause and the firefighter who died was saluted. Larry Lord emptied the...
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A police officer salutes as the procession honoring Farmington Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Bell as it arrives in Farmington, Maine, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Bell was killed in an explosion the day before that also injured six other firefighters and a maintenance worker at the LEAP building, a nonprofit that serves people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities in Farmington. (Rich Abrahamson/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 8:02 pm
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A maintenance manager was credited Tuesday with saving lives by evacuating a building before an explosion that gravely injured him, while investigators began examining the rubble to determine the cause and the firefighter who died was saluted. Larry Lord emptied the...
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An aerial view of the devastation after an explosion at the Life Enrichment Advancing People (LEAP) building, in Farmington, Maine killed one firefighter and injured multiple other people, on Monday morning September 16, 2019. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 4:03 pm
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A fierce propane explosion leveled a newly constructed building after fire crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The blast was so powerful it blew a...
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Firefighters looks through debris at the scene of an explosion Monday, Sept. 16, 209, in Farmington, Maine. Officials say a town's fire chief is among the injured in a propane explosion that killed a firefighter. State public safety spokesman Steve McCausland said after Monday morning's explosion at a nonprofit center in Farmington that multiple people remain hospitalized. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 16, 2019 - 2:29 pm
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A fierce propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The building had been evacuated...
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A man works at the scene of a deadly propane explosion, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, which leveled new construction in Farmington, Maine. (Jacob Gage via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 1:20 pm
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A powerful propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The building had been evacuated...
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Patients are evacuated from a burning hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The fire forced staff to hastily evacuate patients and temporarily settle some on sheets and mattresses in the street while firefighters fought the blaze. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
September 13, 2019 - 8:34 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The death toll in a hospital fire that forced the evacuation of patients in Rio de Janeiro has risen to at least 10, Brazilian firefighters said Friday. Four firefighters were hospitalized after battling the overnight blaze at Badim Hospital and about 90 patients were...
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