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June 8, 2005 | From Reuters
Forty-five people were evacuated from a hamlet near western Mexico's rumbling "Fire Volcano," which has spewed ashes almost three miles into the air, civil protection officials said Tuesday. The villagers were taken to a temporary shelter, civil protection officials said by telephone. The evacuations in the settlement of Juan Barragan came after an eruption Monday night.
June 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of people living downstream from a rain-swollen lake evacuated after a floodgate jammed on a dam for more than 12 hours. The gate was later repaired. By 10 p.m. Sunday, emergency officials allowed residents to return to their homes near Lake Manatee, east of Bradenton. Heavy rains since Wednesday forced flood watches in 18 counties and caused at least two other rivers to overflow.
January 10, 1991
Authorities ordered residents along the Santa Fe Springs-La Mirada border to evacuate their homes after a cloud of hydrochloric acid was reported Wednesday evening. A tank containing 4,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid began leaking about 8:30 p.m. in an industrial area at Marquardt Avenue and Borate Street in Santa Fe Springs and evacuations of an estimated 1,000 people were ordered in neighborhoods north of Rosecrans Avenue and east of Marquardt, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said.
October 12, 2008 | From Times staff and wire reports
Residents of more than 100 Napa County homes were under evacuation orders Saturday as a wildfire just east of St. Helena burned 300 acres of rolling hills scattered with wineries, fire officials said. More than 1,500 firefighters worked through Friday night battling the fire, which started at 5:45 p.m. near Deer Park. By 7 a.m. Saturday the blaze was 70% contained, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant. Two structures burned and about 200 homes were threatened.
October 28, 2007
The fires that have swept through Southern California have forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, triggered numerous road closures and prompted school officials to cancel classes throughout the region. The fires also have generated numerous relief efforts, including the opening of assistance centers. Many schools plan to resume classes Monday. Below is a partial list of the latest available information for the region. For more updates, check
May 11, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The rain-swollen Mississippi River inundated evacuated neighborhoods in the Mississippi Delta on Wednesday and washed away precious crops, as residents farther downstream prepared for the looming floodwaters. After cresting at 47.8 feet Tuesday in Memphis, Tenn., the river's high waters moved south, reaching 58 feet and growing in Natchez, Miss., the National Weather Service said. The river is expected to crest there at 64 feet on May 21. Across Mississippi, about 1,000 structures have been hit by floodwaters, and officials expect to evacuate between 2,000 and 5,000 people in coming days.
December 7, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
A high-rise state office building in Riverside was evacuated and several surrounding blocks cordoned off by police Tuesday morning after a bomb threat, authorities said. Riverside County Superior Court offices in the California Tower building received a call at 9:52 a.m. from a person who said there might be bomb in the building, said Officer Taylor Cooper, a California Highway Patrol spokesman. Authorities searched but did not locate an explosive, Cooper said.
December 12, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fumes from a tanker truck being cleaned at a plant prompted evacuations for about two hours, but no one was hurt. Haz-mat crews checked out the truck at Quala Systems in the 8300 block of Wilcox Avenue and determined that the fumes were not toxic. Among the places evacuated was a nearby elementary school.
March 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Explosions shook a gas-distribution plant in suburban Miami, creating plumes of smoke and forcing evacuations in the surrounding area as fire threatened scores of gas storage tanks. Nobody was injured, authorities said. The explosions at Airgas South Inc. happened as workers were unloading tanks, including flammable acetylene gas, from a flatbed truck.
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