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  • Facebook HQ Evacuated

    03/11/2014 10:27:02 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/11/14 | Katie Nelson
    The headquarters of social media giant Facebook was evacuated Tuesday evening, but police would not say what forced the clearing of the company's campus. The company, founded in 2004, has 6,337 employees as of December 2013, according to the company's website. Thousands of those workers report to the company's main campus at 1601 Willow Avenue, an address that was rechristened as "1 Hacker Way" after the company took over the old Sun Microsystems campus.
  • Entire town of Knifley, KY evacuated after gas line explosion

    02/13/2014 4:24:38 AM PST · by The Working Man · 7 replies
    WAVE News ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Joey Brown
    KNIFLEY, KY (WAVE) - The entire town of Knifley, Kentucky was evacuated early Thursday morning after a gas line explosion engulfed at least three houses, two barns and four automobiles in flames, which spread to a nearby wooded area. At least one person was injured. About 150 people live in the Adair County community. The explosion happened about 2 a.m. near Highways 551 and 71 in Knifley. The was no immediate word on the condition of the person who was taken to a hospital for treatment.
  • Wildfire near Los Angeles: Three people arrested, emergency declared

    01/16/2014 12:07:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2014, 10:53 a.m. | Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
    Arson investigators were at the scene of a wildfire near Los Angeles that exploded in size Thursday to more than 1,700 acres and destroyed at least two homes, authorities said. Three people had been arrested in connection with the fast-moving Colby fire, but Glendora police declined to provide further information. L.A. County fire Inspector Scott Miller said the cause of the fire, reported shortly before 6 a.m., was still under investigation, but said arson investigators were on hand and working with Glendora police. […] Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said at about 10 a.m. that more...
  • South Sudan: US Military Aircraft Hit By Rebels

    12/21/2013 5:47:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | December 21, 2013
    Two US military aircraft have been fired at during an evacuation mission in South Sudan, wounding two service personnel. One is said to be in a critical condition, and it is thought at least one of the planes was damaged. South Sudan has blamed the attack on renegade troops. Officials said the aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and the scene of some of the country's worst violence in the past week. After being fired at the planes turned around and headed to Kampala in Uganda. From there the wounded service personnel were flown...
  • Terminal evacuated at Birmingham airport

    11/03/2013 3:46:29 PM PST · by machogirl · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | November 3, 2013 | CNN
    At link per FR
  • Columbus police HQ evacuated after emergency call

    09/24/2013 6:36:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2013 9:23 PM EDT
    A Columbus Fire Department official says firefighters and police have not found any visual evidence of an explosion at the city’s police headquarters. Battalion Chief Patrick Ferguson says emergency responders are still at the scene in downtown Columbus. …
  • Desperate thousands try to escape cut-off Acapulco

    09/18/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 56 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Sept. 18, 2013 | Michael Weissenstein, AP
    By sunset Tuesday night, 24 hours after most vacationers were supposed to be back, less than 700 people had been flown out to Mexico City. Many times that number waited miserably on the runway or, worse, with thousands of other sweating, blank-eyed people in a roughly quarter-mile-long line outside the base. "It's horrible. We haven't eaten anything since nine in the morning," said Lizbeth Sasia, a 25-year-old teacher from Cuernavaca. "They keep telling us we'll be on the next flight, but the next flight never comes."
  • Wycliffe team evacuates Central African Republic as fighting intensifies

    09/13/2013 4:47:38 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 29 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Sept. 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM
    International groups and mission organizations, including Bible translation teams working in the Central African Republic, are fleeing the troubled nation as escalating fighting threatens expatriate staff. Wycliffe Associates decided to evacuate its foreign workers this month after fighters looted and pillaged its team’s work. Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) escalated Sept.8 as clashes between the current president’s forces and alleged supporters of ousted President Francois Bozize killed nearly 100 people.
 Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization, reported that fighting continued on Sept. 9, in the village of Bouca, 62 miles from Bossangoa. The Associated Press reported that 60...
  • Obama evacuated our embassies ahead of strike on Syria? [Vanity]

    09/06/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 18 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | September 06, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    In hindsight, I'm thinking that Obama's evacuation of our embassies was due to a U.S. strike on Syria that never happened.
  • .U.S. Department of State - Daily Briefing: Aug.06.2013

    08/07/2013 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/6/13 | Milisource
    Watch the video beginning at 11:20 - she can't bring herself to say, "evacuation" since it isn't in her written talking points. The term is "ordered departure" or "reduction in staffing" [mentioned beginning at 4:45] instead.
  • US military evacuates embassy staff from Yemen over terror threat, Americans urged to leave

    08/06/2013 5:31:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/6/2013
    The State Department on Tuesday ordered most embassy personnel out of Yemen and urged all U.S. citizens currently in that country to leave over the Al Qaeda threat that triggered the shutdown of 19 American diplomatic posts this week. The U.S. Air Force already has flown State Department personnel out of the capital of Sanaa as part of the broad evacuation effort. "The U.S. Department of Defense continues to have personnel on the ground in Yemen to support the U.S. State Department and monitor the security situation," Pentagon spokesman George Little said. The rapid-fire developments on Tuesday came as two...
  • White House West Wing Evacuated Briefly Because of Smoke ("Choom Gang")

    05/11/2013 5:07:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2013 | NYDN
    White House West Wing evacuated briefly because of smoke Reporters and photographers were evacuated early Saturday after smoke was seen coming from Smoke coming from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room closet, officials said. No one was injured, and people were allowed back into the building after an hour. WASHINGTON — Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room. President Barack Obama and his family were not affected by the incident, according to the White House. U.S. Secret Service spokesman...
  • Evacuation lifted at NORAD headquarters in Colo.

    03/07/2013 7:11:28 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3-7-2013 | By DAN ELLIOTT
    DENVER (AP) — NORAD headquarters in Colorado were evacuated for about 4 1/2 hours Thursday after employees found five suspicious packages, but the command's control room team was working at a backup location about eight miles away at the time and no essential missions were disrupted, officials said. Employees became suspicious because something about the packages looked "out of place," said Jeff Bohn, a spokesman at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, where the North American Aerospace Command is based.
  • L'Anse Creuse HS evacuation triggered by Selfridge airman wearing camouflage (Michigan)

    03/05/2013 5:36:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - Students at L'Anse Creuse High School were evacuated Tuesday morning after reports of a suspicious person roaming the halls in military gear. Macomb Co. Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says the man was a 21-year-old former student and airman at nearby Selfridge Air National Guard base. He arrived on campus after his overnight shift to meet with a school counselor after 6 a.m. wearing a camouflage uniform, flack jacket and an empty gun holster.
  • Russian warship heads to Syria in preparation for a possible evacuation

    01/01/2013 3:15:21 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 30, 2012, 7:20 pm | By Adiv Sterman
    The Kremlin is sending another warship to the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russia has a naval base, Russian news agencies reported. The reports Sunday by the ITAR-Tass and Interfax news agency cited an unidentified official in the military general staff as saying the Novocherkassk, a large landing ship, has set sail from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk. She was “accompanied by a combat ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet,” according to a Russian news source. The Novocherkassk was the third vessel of its kind dispatched since Friday from Russia to Tartus, AFP reported, and was expected to...
  • Obama: US troops sent to aid evacuation of diplomats in Central African Republic

    12/30/2012 7:17:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/29/12 | Kyle Balluck
    President Obama sent approximately 50 U.S. military personnel to Chad earlier this week to aid in the evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel and U.S. citizens from the neighboring Central African Republic. In a letter to congressional leaders on Saturday, Obama cited the “deteriorating security situation” in the Central African Republic and the threat to U.S. citizens. U.S. embassy personnel and several private U.S. citizens were evacuated from the Central African Republic capital of Bangui on Thursday. Obama said the “stand-by security force” was deployed for the sole purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property. Rebels in the Central African Republic...
  • U.S. sends warships near Israel in case evacuation needed

    11/19/2012 5:22:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/19/12 | Barbara Starr
    Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials. The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to leave the region now are able to do so using commercial airlines. But the decision to send the ships even if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed. "This...
  • Lessons Learned From Superstorm Sandy

    11/13/2012 8:36:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    In an emergency evacuation, there will always be people who stay behind to protect their personal belongings. People who ignored evacuation warnings had to be rescued and some lost their lives in one of the worst storms in the history of natural disasters in the United States.The biggest challenges were hunger and cold because of electrical outages. More than 8.1 million homes and businesses lost power.In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, city leaders across the country are asking how their city would respond to a similar disaster and examining their preparedness and self-reliance needs. Sandy would have resulted in much...
  • 'Code Red Alert' issued, evacuations ordered after fire at site of derailed train

    10/31/2012 1:44:45 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 12 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | October 31, 2012 | staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- There has been a fire at the site of the massive train derailment. An evacuation has been ordered for anyone who lives within 1.2 miles of the fire. Highway 44 is outside the evacuation area. We are told five people have been injured. Two people have refused treatment and three are reportedly more seriously injured. We are told one is in critical condition, another is in serious condition and one is in fair condition. The injured workers suffered second and third degree burns. A firefighter on the scene tells WHAS11 there were some workers who were...
  • Grayson flees African coup in copter of contractor he criticized (Blackwater saves Grayson's butt)

    02/25/2010 7:51:43 AM PST · by AAABEST · 47 replies · 1,712+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | February 25, 2010 | Scott Powers
    <p>U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, was evacuated last week from the Central African nation of Niger, where he was stranded during a coup, by a military contractor the outspoken congressman has railed against in the past.</p> <p>Grayson was on a House Committee on Science and Technology tour last Thursday when a military coup closed the airport in Niger and then took over the government, violently entering buildings close to the U.S. Embassy compound where he was staying.</p>
  • Train Derails Near West Point (Kentucky), Causes Chemical Leak

    10/29/2012 9:48:28 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 9 replies
    WHAS11 ^ | October 28, 2012 | Amy Stallings
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Emergency crews on the scene after a PNL train derailed on a portion of CSX track off Dixie Highway near Katherine Station Road. Dispatchers confirmed it is a Level 3 Hazmat situation. A Level 3 Hazmat is described as a substantial quantity of hazardous materials, posing significant risk to public health and the environment, requiring a major response. The train was hauling more than 30 cars. Major Tim Robbins of the Lake Dreamland Fire Department said eight cars are off the track. Crews said some of the cars are carrying potentially dangerous chemicals: Hyrdogen chloride, hydro...
  • Evacuation ordered at Texas A&M [Update: "Campus is reopened. Uncleared bldgs still closed."]

    10/19/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT · by ken in texas · 48 replies
    WFAA TV Web site ^ | October 19, 2012 11:50 AM | MARJORIE OWENS & MATT GOODMAN
    COLLEGE STATION - A bomb threat has led to an evacuation at Texas A&M University in College Station.The university asked students to evacuate "by foot immediately" at around 11:34 a.m. A witness at the scene said students were calmly and slowly evacuating the area.The evacuation comes a day after Texas State University was evacuated after receiving a similar threat. Three buildings on the campus in San Marcos were evacuated around 9:40, but students were later around to return in the early afternoon.More details to come.
  • Brief evacuation at Sidwell Friends School on Thursday morning

    10/18/2012 12:20:40 PM PDT · by EggsAckley · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-18-12 | By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Valerie Strauss
    Brief evacuation at Sidwell Friends School on Thursday morning Students and employees at Sidwell Friends returned to the school’s Wisconsin Ave. NW campus after a brief evacuation Thursday morning, according to school officials. President Obama’s two daughters are enrolled at the private school. (exerpt)
  • Report: Lieberman Not Averse to Unilateral Withdrawal

    09/28/2012 6:55:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Foreign Minister Lieberman has not ruled out the possibility of a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from much of Judea and Samaria, Yisrael Hayom reports. Lieberman’s stance - as expressed in closed-door meetings - was compared to that of Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert also raised the possibility of a major withdrawal in the region. Lieberman, however, conditioned his approval for a withdrawal on two things: that Israel’s security interests would not be harmed, and that the international community would recognize the move as legitimate. He rejected the idea, raised by Barak, that Israelis living in areas affected...
  • New law could bring fines for ignoring mandatory evacuations in North Carolina

    09/07/2012 6:29:43 AM PDT · by fredhead · 19 replies
    WTKR ^ | September 6, 2012 | Todd Corillo
    A new law in North Carolina means you could face a fine and criminal charges if you ignore a mandatory evacuation order. The law passed in this year’s General Assembly and goes into effect October 1st. It makes it a class-two misdemeanor to not leave when ordered to do so. Those who stay could be fined up to $1,000 and be removed from their homes.
  • 50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate, dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park

    08/30/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT · by TSgt · 133 replies
    http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/isaac ^ | 8/30/2012 | Breaking News
    50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate area near Tangipahoa River; dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park. #nbc33isaac
  • Report: Soldier Refused to Participate in Exercise

    07/02/2012 2:22:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/12
    An IDF soldier was accused of refusing to participate in an exercise that was conducted several days before the evacuation of five buildings in the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El that were designed to deal with the aftermath of the evacuation. The exercise was designed to teach soldiers how to handle “price tag” actions by youths opposed to the evacuation. Channel Two reported that the soldier refused to participate, telling commanders that this was not what he had joined the IDF for. The soldier was ejected from a commanders' course he was enrolled in....
  • Include your Pets in your Evacuation and Disaster Planning

    10/05/2011 6:49:33 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 24 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | October 5, 2011 | ARA
    All too often when a disaster strikes, our four-legged friends are left to fend for themselves and sometimes end up lost, injured or killed. The best way to avoid this tragic scenario is to have a well-thought-out disaster plan that includes pets...
  • BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

    09/22/2011 2:48:51 PM PDT · by Robe · 10 replies
    Eyepopproductions ^ | 9/8/11 | Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke
    Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc. BOATLIFT was executive produced by Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke and premiered on September 8th at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit:
  • Japan: Exodus eyed early in nuke crisis / Tokyo faced evacuation scenario: Kan

    09/19/2011 6:28:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 09/19/11
    Exodus eyed early in nuke crisis Tokyo faced evacuation scenario: Kan Kyodo In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario, former Prime Minister Naoto Kan revealed in a recent interview. Kan said he contemplated the chaos that would ensue if such a measure were taken. "It was a crucial moment when I wasn't sure whether Japan could continue to function as a state," he said. After the March 11...
  • Netanyahu orders evacuation of Israel embassy in Jordan, fearing violent protests

    09/14/2011 1:46:34 PM PDT · by jhpigott · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the early evacuation of Israel's embassy in Jordan on Wednesday, over fears of violent anti-Israel protests similar to those which erupted in Cairo last week.
  • City braces for Irene's arrival (as a tropical storm, not hurricane...)

    08/27/2011 2:17:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    NY Postt ^ | 8/27/11 | CANDICE M. GIOVE, DAVID SEIFMAN and WILSON DIZARD
    There’s no calm before the storm. As frenzied New Yorkers emptied grocery stores, grabbed at every last flashlight and evacuated their homes, the MTA shut down its entire transit system in anticipation of Irene walloping the city. The storm is on track to strike east of the five boroughs by 8 a.m. Transit workers began the arduous system halt — the first weather-related one in history — at noon. Bus and subway service might not get moving until well into Monday afternoon. The apocalyptic standstill leaves five million riders without a way around.
  • Mayor Bloomberg urges residents in evacuation zones to flee (We're all gonna die...)

    08/27/2011 8:42:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Daily New ^ | 8/27/11 | KATHLEEN LUCADAMO AND JONATHAN LEMIRE
    As Hurricane Irene steamrolled up the East Coast Saturday morning, weakening slightly in intensity but still packing a dangerous punch, Mayor Bloomberg urged those living in low-lying areas to flee - before it is too late. The ferocious storm was downgraded to a Category 1 after it slammed into North Carolina, but its landfall in New York is still expected to produce winds of 75 mph and a powerful storm surge that could flood much of the city's coast. "It is going to be a very serious thing," Mayor Bloomberg said at a press conference on Coney Island, one of...
  • MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones

    08/25/2011 12:02:37 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-25-2011 | Dina Spector
    MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones Dina Spector Aug. 25, 2011, 1:44 PM As hurricane Irene barrels toward the east coast, thousands of residents have already been evacuated from the coastal villages off North Carolina. Now New York, New Jersey, and Delaware officials are preparing for the possibility of mass evacuations. New York city officials are still monitoring the storm and won't make any calls until Friday afternoon at the earliest whether to evacuate areas of the city susceptible to flooding, including Battery Park City in Manhattan, Coney Island in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway in Queens....
  • Maher says 'nobody' in Japan gov't was in charge early in nuclear crisis(ready 2 withdraw US troops)

    08/19/2011 12:04:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 08/19/11 | Mari Yamaguchi
    Maher says 'nobody' in Japan gov't was in charge early in nuclear crisis By Mari Yamaguchi National Aug. 19, 2011 - 02:30PM JST ( 54 ) TOKYO — Early in the Fukushima nuclear crisis, U.S. officials felt that nobody in Japan’s government was taking charge, and Washington considered evacuating American troops in a worst-case scenario, a retired U.S. envoy said Thursday. When the March 11 earthquake and tsunami set off the crisis by crippling the Fukushima Daiichi plant and sending it toward meltdown, Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s administration initially acted as if it was only the plant operator’s problem, not...
  • Japan:Gov't may expand scope of evacuation order in Fukushima(too late)

    06/06/2011 6:27:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 06/07/11
    Gov't may expand scope of evacuation order in Fukushima Tuesday 07th June, 06:22 AM JST TOKYO — The government is considering expanding the scope of its evacuation order to include people from certain spots that are emitting high levels of radiation as a result of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March, government officials said Monday. The government will be discussing with municipalities these so-called ‘‘hot spots’’ suffering from radiation exposure that would exceed the yardstick of 20 millisieverts during the course of a year. A hot spot refers to an area that has a high...
  • Manual stalled evacuation of smoke-filled Hokkaido train (Japan's killer manual strikes again)

    05/31/2011 7:57:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Manual stalled evacuation of smoke-filled Hokkaido train The Yomiuri Shimbun SAPPORO--The evacuation of a smoke-filled passenger train in a Hokkaido tunnel Friday night was delayed by a company requirement that fires be visually confirmed before action can be taken, it has been learned. The accident occurred on the JR Sekisho Line of Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) in Shimukappumura. After its fifth car derailed and apparently caught fire, the Super Ozora No. 14 express train made an emergency stop in the 685-meter-long Daiichi Niniu tunnel Friday night. JR Hokkaido's operation manual requires that train staff visually confirm a fire before...
  • Japan: 70,000 more should evacuate after Fukushima: Watchdog

    05/24/2011 9:25:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Times of India ^ | 05/24/11
    70,000 more should evacuate after Fukushima: Watchdog AFP | May 24, 2011, 05.30pm IST PARIS: Seventy thousand people living beyond the 20-kilometre no-go zone around Fukushima should be evacuated because of radioactivity deposited by the crippled nuclear plant, a watchdog said. Updating its assessment of the March 11 disaster, France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) highlighted an area northwest of the plant that lies beyond the 20-km (12 mile) zone whose inhabitants have already been evacuated. Radioactivity levels in this area range from several hundred becquerels per square metre to thousands or even several million bequerels per...
  • Historic Flooding on Ohio River: Metropolis, Ill., Issues Voluntary Evacuation Order

    05/03/2011 10:17:58 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 14 replies
    Associated Content ^ | May 2, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    The Metropolis Emergency Management Agency Director, Keith Davis, has asked media to post the following voluntary evacuation order that has been issued for the City of Metropolis:
  • Radiation May Top Limit in Areas 30km beyond Fukushima Plant(over evac dose outside 30km)

    04/21/2011 7:30:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 04/21/11
    Radiation May Top Limit in Areas 30km beyond Fukushima Plant Washington, April 20 (Jiji Press)--The Department of Energy has said that areas beyond 30 kilometers northwest of the stricken nuclear power station in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture are estimated to see doses of radiation exceeding the level set by the Japanese government for evacuation. Annual cumulative radiation exposure to people in the areas would reach over 20 millisieverts, according to projections made by the department. Japan has set the 20-millisievert target for part of areas outside a 30-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, where residents have been advised...
  • Japan: Centenarian Kills Self in New Evacuation Area

    04/14/2011 11:19:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 04/14/11
    Centenarian Kills Self in New Evacuation Area Fukushima, April 14 (Jiji Press)--A 102-year-old man has killed himself in the Fukushima Prefecture village of Iitate, which will become an evacuation area due to radioactive materials leaking from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, it was learned Thursday. Before the suicide, the oldest resident of the community discussed evacuation plans with his family, municipal officials said, adding that they suspect the man was depressed at the idea that he would have to leave his place. The man was confirmed dead on Tuesday, the day after the central government announced a plan to...
  • Extinguishers banned as a fire safety hazard

    04/14/2011 10:05:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | April 14, 2011 | Metro.co.uk
    Fire extinguishers could be removed from communal areas in flats throughout the country because they are a safety hazard, it has emerged. The life-saving devices encourage untrained people to fight a fire rather than leave the building, risk assessors in Bournemouth decided. There are fears that their recommendation, which has seen the extinguishers ripped out of several private, high-rise flats in the town, could set a national precedent. Under the Fire Safety Order of 2005, fire assessments must be carried out to 'eliminate or reduce risk as is reasonably practical'. But Mike Edwards, who lives in one of the blocks,...
  • Japan: People May Be Urged To Move Further From Nuclear Plant For Convenience

    03/24/2011 4:45:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 03/24/11
    People May Be Urged To Move Further From Nuclear Plant For Convenience TOKYO (Kyodo)--The government is reviewing whether to continue its current directive for people living 20 to 30 kilometers away from a troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture to remain indoors, with an eye on possibly recommending they relocate further away to make their everyday life easier over the long term, the top government spokesman indicated Thursday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano noted in a news conference that reconsidering the directive does not mean the risk of radiation leaks from the plant is increasing. ''We are reviewing whether people...
  • Japan: Expatriates Tiptoe Back to the Office(flyjin faces ijime)

    03/23/2011 3:46:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03/23/11
    ASIA NEWS MARCH 23, 2011 Expatriates Tiptoe Back to the Office TOKYO—Life in Japan is showing tentative signs of returning to normal, but a fresh challenge may be facing the expatriates and Japanese who left and are now trickling back to their offices: how to cope with ostracism and anger from their colleagues who have worked through the crisis. One foreigner, a fluent Japanese speaker at a large Japanese company, said that his Japanese manager and colleagues were "furious" with him for moving to Osaka for three days last week and that he felt he was going to have to...
  • US charter flights begin to leave Japan

    03/17/2011 5:07:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 03/17/11
    US charter flights begin to leave Japan Washington offers American military families flights out amid nuclear crisis The first U.S.-chartered aircraft left Japan Thursday with about 100 people aboard headed for Taiwan and another flight is anticipated on Friday, the U.S. State Department said. Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy said the passengers included family members of U. S. government employees and a small number o f private U.S. citizens who have chosen to depart Japan due to the ongoing nuclear crisis.
  • Foreign governments tell citizens to evacuate Japanese capital - why has Obama not done the same?

    03/16/2011 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 16, 2011 | David Derbyshire and Daily Mail Reporter
    Governments across the world are today urging their nationals to leave Tokyo as soon as possible amid fresh safety fears. The U.K. Foreign Office is recommending that all Britons leave the area for their own safety, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recommended citizens who don't need to be in Japan leave and France told its citizens with no reason to stay in Tokyo to get out. But the White House has not yet told Americans to get out of Tokyo, although it is 'working around the clock (to) determine the whereabouts and well-being' of U.S. citizens there. The...
  • News About The Japanese Imperial Family?

    03/14/2011 8:51:04 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | March 14 2011 | Niuhuru
    Does anyone know what has happend to the Imperial Family? Have they been evacuated or are they staying in Tokyo?
  • 275 new tremors hit quake-torn Japan as fears grow for missing 10,000 in flattened port town[PICS]

    03/14/2011 3:21:31 AM PDT · by 240B · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Last updated at 7:38 AM on 14th March 2011 | Jo Macfarlane
    42 survivors have been pulled out of the rubble Official death toll hits 1,597, but many hundreds believed to be buried under rubble or washed away by waves Toll will soar after around 2,000 bodies were found on the shores of Miyagi prefecture Second explosion at nuclear power plant Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365569/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-10-000-people-missing-Minamisanriku-aftershocks-hamper-rescue-efforts.html#ixzz1GZFu45ty
  • LIVE: KCRA 3 Coverage - Santa Cruz Co. Issues Evacuation Advisory (Pretty good surges goin' on)

    03/11/2011 10:27:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    KCRA 3 ^ | 3/11/11 | KCRA 3
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Santa Cruz County has issued an evacuation advisory in response to a tsunami expected to hit the Bay Area this morning. Residents who live in an inundation zone, or coastal or low-lying areas, are being told to evacuate their homes and move to higher ground, county spokesman Enrique Sahagun.
  • Tsunami Warning - Hawaii County This is a Civil Defense Message

    03/11/2011 8:07:22 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 65 replies
    HCCD ^ | Friday , March 11 | Hawaii Civil Defense
    This is a tsunami update for Friday morning at 530. An evacuation order remains in effect for Hawai’i. Damaging waves have been reported in Kailua-Kona We continue to monitor ocean conditions. For your information all Hawai’i County offices and facilities will be closed today. This includes all Parks and Recreation facilities not used as evacuation centers and all beaches. Bus services will run on a limited schedule, please call 961-8556 for more information Again, an evacuation order remains in effect. All Hawai’i County offices and facilities will be closed today. This includes all Parks and Recreation facilities not used as...