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March 26, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 3,000 inmates were temporarily evacuated to higher ground as waters from the swollen Mississippi River threatened to undermine a levee protecting the nation's largest prison farm. Inmates were moved to a tent city on the only bit of high ground on the 18,000-acre Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.
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May 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Technicians on Monday detonated a train tanker car full of hazardous acid to ward off a more damaging explosion and evacuated about 200 more people living near the site of a weekend derailment. The Union Pacific Railroad tanker was one of 30 that derailed Saturday and one of several loaded with hazardous chemicals. It had yet to spring a leak, but heat from small fires still burning around the derailed rail cars could have raised the pressure inside the acrylic acid-filled tank, officials said.
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May 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Technicians on Monday detonated a train tanker car full of hazardous acid to ward off a more damaging explosion and evacuated about 200 more people living near the site of a weekend derailment. The Union Pacific Railroad tanker was one of 30 that derailed Saturday and one of several loaded with hazardous chemicals. It had yet to spring a leak, but heat from small fires still burning around the derailed rail cars could have raised the pressure inside the acrylic acid-filled tank, officials said.
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September 29, 1998 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slowly but furiously, Hurricane Georges crawled across the tan sands of the Gulf Coast on Monday and lumbered into the state of Mississippi, causing three deaths, spreading destruction across hundreds of miles and driving out 1.5 million people in one of the biggest evacuations in hurricane history. National Guard troops waded through chest-deep water to carry children to safety. More than 400 people fled shelter in a college gym after the wind demolished the roof.
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October 25, 1995 | Associated Press
At least 1,200 more people were evacuated Tuesday as authorities tried neutralizing toxic nitrogen tetroxide in a ruptured railroad tank car that already had forced 1,500 people to flee. The second group live in two housing projects less than a mile from where the tank car ruptured Monday, sending a huge pink cloud of poisonous gas into the sky.
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September 18, 1998 | Reuters
More than 750 homes were evacuated for three hours Thursday after crews accidentally dropped a 500-pound bomb being loaded onto a B-52 bomber at Barksdale Air Force Base, officials said. The bomb did not go off and was moved to a remote location on the 18,000-acre base for detonation, officials said.
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September 29, 1998 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slowly but furiously, Hurricane Georges crawled across the tan sands of the Gulf Coast on Monday and lumbered into the state of Mississippi, causing three deaths, spreading destruction across hundreds of miles and driving out 1.5 million people in one of the biggest evacuations in hurricane history. National Guard troops waded through chest-deep water to carry children to safety. More than 400 people fled shelter in a college gym after the wind demolished the roof.
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September 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Tropical Storm Earl, so vast it nearly filled the Gulf of Mexico, was expected to explode into a hurricane and hit the Louisiana and Texas coasts. Earl was centered about 190 miles south-southwest of New Orleans was expected to reach hurricane strength by the time it hits land. Evacuations of Louisiana's coastal areas had started, and a state of emergency was declared.
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September 18, 1998 | Reuters
More than 750 homes were evacuated for three hours Thursday after crews accidentally dropped a 500-pound bomb being loaded onto a B-52 bomber at Barksdale Air Force Base, officials said. The bomb did not go off and was moved to a remote location on the 18,000-acre base for detonation, officials said.
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March 26, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 3,000 inmates were temporarily evacuated to higher ground as waters from the swollen Mississippi River threatened to undermine a levee protecting the nation's largest prison farm. Inmates were moved to a tent city on the only bit of high ground on the 18,000-acre Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.
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October 25, 1995 | Associated Press
At least 1,200 more people were evacuated Tuesday as authorities tried neutralizing toxic nitrogen tetroxide in a ruptured railroad tank car that already had forced 1,500 people to flee. The second group live in two housing projects less than a mile from where the tank car ruptured Monday, sending a huge pink cloud of poisonous gas into the sky.
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