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  • Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

    10/06/2020 10:45:35 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | LUIS ANDRÉS HENAO and GABRIEL ALCOCER, Associated Press
    Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kmh) winds Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf coast this week. The worst of the immediate impact was expected along the resort-studded northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where hurricane conditions were expected Tuesday night and landfall early Wednesday. From Tulum to Cancun, tourism-dependent communities still being soaked Tuesday by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gamma could bear the brunt of the storm... Mexico began evacuating tourists and residents from coastal areas along its Riviera...
  • Fleet Of Moving Trucks Seen In Manhattan’s Upper West Side: ‘Mass Evacuation In Full Effect’

    08/30/2020 3:18:49 PM PDT · by blam · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-30-2020 | Amy Furr
    A string of moving trucks was spotted in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Saturday, according to Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa. “The mass evacuation of Upper West Siders from NYC is in full effect,” he told the New York Post. Sliwa blamed the city’s decision to house hundreds of homeless people in the neighborhood’s hotels for the exodus. “The moment I walked out on my block, near Central Park West, there was a moving truck. I asked where you going, and they said, ‘Virginia.’ They told me, ‘Curtis, first the pandemic hit us and now the quality of life is...
  • Iran prepares to confront Israel in Syria via Hezbollah - report

    06/07/2020 11:34:05 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies
    jpost ^ | JUNE 7, 2020 20:46 | By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iran may be preparing for conflict with Israel in Syria and no longer will accept Israeli airstrikes on its warehouses without a response, a report over the weekend suggested. Veteran journalist Elijah Magnier wrote on the website Medium about whether the “great Middle Eastern war will begin in the Levant” and cited Syria as a potential flashpoint. Magnier’s report is interesting because he asserts that according to “private” sources, Iran is evacuating “sites of the gatherings of its advisers, not for withdrawal or for redeployment, but to find bases within the Syrian Army barracks. Hezbollah has taken over the vacated...
  • US Evacuates Americans Off Coronavirus Cruise Ship Quarantine — And They’re Not Happy About It

    02/17/2020 3:02:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Meet the new quarantine, same as the old quarantine. Two charter flights from Japan took hundreds of Americans from the cruise ship Diamond Princess to California and Texas, but not all of them are happy to be back in the good ol’ US. The evacuation comes from an “about face” on the US policy on coronavirus, CNN reports, and leaves all of the Americans stuck in limbo for at least two weeks longer than they first thought.“I’ve lost a month of my life,” one American woman says after finding out that the US changed its mind about relying on...
  • Australia fires worsen as every state hits 40C

    12/30/2019 6:39:02 PM PST · by Candor7 · 68 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 December 2019 | Staff
    Scores of fires are burning out of control across Australia amid a heatwave that has seen temperatures exceed 40C (104F) in every state. The most dangerous fires on Monday were in the state of Victoria. About 30,000 residents and tourists were urged to flee East Gippsland - a popular holiday region - but evacuations were later deemed too risky as fires encroached on major roads. A volunteer firefighter died battling a blaze in the state of New South Wales. In total, 10 people have died in the nation's bushfire crisis since September. Meteorologists say a climate system in the Indian...
  • Chaos in California: 200,000 People are Evacuated, 2.4 Million People without Power and a [Trunc]

    10/28/2019 9:45:13 AM PDT · by Cecily · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 27, 2019 | Ariel Zilber
    Wildfires are continuing to ravage California as they force 200,000 people to flee their homes and threaten celebrity mansions and LA's Getty Center which houses historic artwork. Northern California, which has been hit hard by the Kincade Fire, also reported a minor 3.3 magnitude earthquake on Monday just after 1am local time not far from the wildfire that has forced 80,000 residents in that area out of their homes. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake. The state has been plagued by at least nine wildfires since last week with the latest blaze to break...
  • ‘Cockroaches rained down’: Healthy Homes inspection empties one apartment building

    09/21/2019 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 4, 2019 | Allison Kite
    Kansas City officials, using a new housing inspection law, have moved residents out of a troubled Northland apartment building where they found roaches, severe plumbing problems and other dangerous health violations, the Health Department announced in a news conference Wednesday. In the building, city officials and elected leaders said they saw caved-in ceilings, mold and damp carpets. During their visit Friday, they walked through human excrement in an apartment where sewage had backed up into the toilet, sinks and bathtub. “Disgusting is the best way I can tell you what I saw,” Councilman Dan Fowler, who represents the area, said...
  • Roads vs. pristine Florida? Gov. DeSantis signs massive toll road bill

    06/11/2019 3:10:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Florida Phoenix ^ | May 17, 2019 | Michael Moline
    Despite pleas from two former state governors and at least 90 environmental and community groups and businesses, Gov. Ron DeDantis on Friday signed a multibillion-dollar plan to build long stretches of toll roads across undeveloped sections of the state. The legislation has been labeled “the worst environmental bill in twenty years.” And the Florida Sierra Club has warned of pristine areas becoming urban sprawl, where “subdivisions and strip malls will proliferate and the natural resources that bring visitors to the state will be overused and overrun.” DeSantis approved the bill anyway. The announcement came not from the governor’s press office...
  • Massive Federal Response Being Delivered To Help With California Wildfires

    11/22/2018 7:21:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 22, 2018 | Jan Brewer
    It’s hard to imagine the real destruction of the California wildfires. Scores of people dead, hundreds missing, thousands of structures destroyed, and hundreds of acres burned to the ground. It’s a tragedy the likes of which our nation has never seen before.In times like these, those affected by the wildfires need urgent assistance, and that’s exactly what they’re getting from the Trump administration.The scale of the disaster is hard to overstate. This year marks the state’s worst fire season ever, punctuated by the “Camp” and “Woolsey” fires. The Camp fire alone has claimed at least 77 lives, out of a total...
  • Evacuation ordered for SC coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, lawmakers say

    09/10/2018 12:08:11 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 146 replies
    myrtlebeackonlinel ^ | 9/10/2018 | Bristow Marchant And Tom Barton
    PINE RIDGE, SC S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. All eight the counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As of noon Tuesday, lanes will reverse on Interstate 26 from Charleston to Columbia and Highway 50from Myrtle Beach. Highways 278 and 21 in Beaufort County will be ready for reversal as of noon, but officials will wait to make an order at that time....
  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, county issues evacuations

    05/03/2018 11:02:04 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 136 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/03/18
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, releasing lava into a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Footage shown on local television showed lava spurting into the sky from a crack in a road. County, state and federal officials had been warning residents all week that they should be prepared to evacuate, as an eruption would give little warning. The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the...
  • North Korea will 'probably' have missile that can hit Britain in as soon as six months...

    01/24/2018 6:25:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 23 JAN 2018 | Ben Glaze
    North Korea will 'probably' have missile that can hit Britain in as soon as six months, Defence Minister reveals The chilling timescale underlines the urgency for persuading Kim Jong-un to abandon his weapons programme, a minister told the Commons Defence Committee North Korea could be just six months away from developing a nuclear missile capable of hitting Britain, MPs were warned today. The chilling timescale underlines the urgency for persuading dictator Kim Jong-un to abandon his weapons programme, the Commons Defence Committee heard. Whitehall chiefs have already drawn up plans to deploy British forces if war breaks out on the...

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  • 'Abe, Trump to Discuss Evacuation Plan for their Citizens in S. Korea'

    11/05/2017 1:06:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017-11-05
    'Abe, Trump to Discuss Evacuation Plan for their Citizens in S. Korea' Write : 2017-11-05 12:13:20 Update : 2017-11-05 13:19:00 United States President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reportedly discuss how to evacuate their citizens in South Korea in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula. Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported on Sunday that the two leaders will discuss the matter during their summit talks on Monday in Tokyo. The paper said that Trump is not excluding military options against North Korea, noting that roughly 60-thousand Japanese citizens and more than 200-thousand Americans currently...
  • Raqqah Civil Council and Tribal Elders Arrange Civilian Evacuation to Reduce Civilian Casualties

    10/14/2017 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    SOUTHWEST ASIA – A convoy of vehicles is staged to depart Raqqah Oct. 14 under an arrangement brokered by the Raqqah Civil Council and local Arab tribal elders Oct. 12. The arrangement is designed to minimize civilian casualties and purportedly excludes foreign Daesh terrorists as people trapped in the city continue to flee the impending fall of Daesh’s so-called capital. People departing Raqqah under the arrangement are subject to search and screening by Syrian Democratic Forces. The Coalition was not involved in the discussions that led to the arrangement, but believes it will save innocent lives and allow Syrian Democratic...
  • Raging Wine Country Wildfires Burn Homes; Force Evacuations

    10/09/2017 11:49:48 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 638 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area News ^ | 10/08/2017 | CBS Staff
    NAPA (CBS SF) — Wind-whipped wildfires roared to life Sunday night and early Monday across Wine Country, burning building, forcing evacuations and injuring several people. The Atlas Peak fire was the largest of several wildfires, quickly growing to more than 200 acres near Napa. Meanwhile, the fire near Calistoga had burned several building and sent several people to the hospital to be treated for burns. Cal Fire said firefighters were battling several blazes in Sonoma County. The largest was in the area of Porter Creek Road and Petrified Forest Road near Calistoga where mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents along...
  • Tesla flips a switch to increase the range of some cars in Florida to help people evacuate

    09/10/2017 10:42:47 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 83 replies
    Tesla has pushed an over-the-air update to some of its vehicles in Florida that lets those cars go just a liiiittle bit farther, thus helping their owners get that much farther away from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Wondering how that's even possible? Up until a few months ago, Tesla sold a 60kWh version of its Model S and Model X vehicles — but the battery in those cars was actually rated at 75kWh. The thinking: Tesla could offer a more affordable 60kWh version to those who didn't need the full range of the 75kWh battery — but to keep...
  • More than 50 animals found tethered to trees in Florida county

    09/10/2017 12:25:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 9, 2017 | WCMH
    Animal control officers in Palm Beach County say they are seeing animal abuse like they’ve never experienced before. Palm Beach County Animal Care reports animal control officers have rescued 49 dogs and two cats in the last 48 hours, according to WPTV. Local animal officials reported finding dozens of dogs chained to trees and parked cars as thousands of people flee the Sunshine State. High winds have now made it impossible for animal control officers to respond to these calls. County Director of Animal Care Diane Suave said she is encouraging anyone to shelter animals they see tethered outside.
  • Hurricane Irma: Massive effort to ship fuel into Florida, ease gas shortages

    09/08/2017 1:54:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies ^ | 9/8/17 | foxnews
    The Trump administration has waived a key statute to allow for “as many ships as possible” to bring fuel into Florida, as part of a massive effort to ease gas shortages for Florida residents and others in the path of Hurricane Irma. “We’re bringing in as much supply of refined fuel as possible,” Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser, told reporters on Friday. The move was made in conjunction with state officials in Florida who are scrambling to get fuel to the pumps and alleviate gas shortages. Florida has taken several steps to expedite those shipments.
  • Limbaugh to evacuate after calling Irma climate change ploy

    09/08/2017 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Limbaugh to evacuate after calling Irma climate change ploy By Joe Concha - 09/08/17 11:04 AM EDT Rush Limbaugh will be evacuating his home in Palm Beach, Fla. just days after stating that creating panic around hurricanes helps advance an agenda around climate change. “May as well announce this. I’m not going to get into details because of the security nature of things, but it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow,” Limbaugh said on his nationally-syndicated radio program on Thursday. “We’ll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown.” Conservative...