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  • Chicago Ridge Mall
    Chicago Ridge Mall evacuated and closed early after 'disturbance'
    The Chicago Ridge Mall was evacuated and closed early on Saturday after a "disturbance" possibly gun shots were reported near the shopping mall's food court. Some witnesses say they heard shots fired, but police have not confirmed...
  • Alpacas and other animals saved from wildfire
    Wildfire-stranded pets & livestock rescued
    By Carol Bogart, Sacramento Nature ExaminerPets and livestock are now safe that were left behind as homeowners and ranchers evacuated quickly ahead of the Yolo County wildfire that scorched more than 6,000 acres. While the Monticello wildfire...
  • Hurricane Arthur off the South Carolina coast
    Hurricane Arthur has 75 mph winds. First one of the season will over achieve
    Only a handful of tropical storms have formed off of the southeastern US coast in early July since 1851. Reaching hurricane intensity is even more rare and an incredible nuisance for the Independence Holiday. But that’s what we have now and...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur
    TS Arthur has 70 mph winds, evacuation orders for Cape Hatteras
    Only a handful of tropical storms have formed off of the southeastern US coast in early July since 1851. Reaching hurricane intensity is even more rare and an incredible nuisance for the Independence Holiday. That is inevitable tomorrow as it...
  • LaGuardia Evacuation
    Portion of LaGuardia Airport evacuated for suspicious package
    At least one terminal at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Tuesday afternoon when police were called to investigate a suspicious package, The Associated Press reported Feb. 4.A spokesman for the Port Authority Police Department...
  • BART evacuation: Brake problem causes BART train emergency, evacuation issued
    BART evacuation: Brake problem causes BART train emergency, evacuation issued
    TheBART evacuationthat occurred Wednesday morning forced hundreds of passengers on a San Francisco Bay Area BART train to get off after a parking brake suddenly deployed. According to a Dec. 4 report from the L.A Times, some passengers were...
  • Jacksonville airport evacuated
    Jacksonville evacuation: Airport cleared after 'destructive' package found
    A Jacksonville airport evacuation Monday was prompted by a man who refused security screening, saying he had a bomb, along with the subsequent discovery of two suspicious packages, one of which was determined to be "destructive" and had...
  • FDNY firefighters respond to commercial fire alarm
    Don't wait to see fire, get out at the first alarm
    When a fire alarm sounds and you are at home you know what to do, evacuate. If the detector is sounding because you burned food in the kitchen you can determine very quickly that it may not be necessary to exit. Do you have the same response when...
  • Bacon Retirement Community
    Gas leak prompts evacuation of senior community
    Fast reaction to a suspected gas leak Saturday afternoon resulted in several dozen residents of the Bacon Retirement Community being evacuated for several hours while the source of the gas leak was tracked down.Located in Richmond, Virginia at 815...
  • Damascus bombardment
    Syrian military abandons Damascus
    Forces loyal to Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad evacuated positions throughout Damascus on Aug 29 following the departure of Pres. Assad, his family and top regime cronies on a flight to Iran the previous day, under the guise of a conference to...
  • Yarnell Hill Fire victims return to devastation
    Yarnell Hill Fire victims return to devastation
    YARNELL, Ariz. -- After being evacuated from their homes on June 30, Yarnell residents were allowed to return to their homes on Monday, July 8, some to find their homes completely destroyed, others only needed to clean out their refrigerators...
  •  North Carolina A&T State University.
    University in North Carolina on alert after report of armed gunman
    Police in Greensboro, North Carolina and N.C. A&T State campus police are searching for a reported armed gunman spotted on campus Friday morning.Reuters reports that the campus-wide lockdown alert that was sent to the entire university...
  • Governor Jindal declares severe weather awareness week
    Gov. Jindal declares severe weather awareness week
    On Sunday, March 3, Governor Bobby Jindal has declared that March 3 through March 9 would be Louisiana’s severe weather awareness week. The goal is to encourage Louisiana residents to review and update their plans on how to protect...
  • Russian Navy Destroyers
    Russian naval squadron en route to Syria
    Russia’s Baltic Fleet command has dispatched a squadron of vessels to the Mediterranean coast of Syria. The sortie of the ships comes as official talk in Moscow has begun about a possible evacuation of Russians from Syria. Interfax news...
  • Flooding
    Rainy season and your companion animals
    Rainy season is upon us, and, as usual, we in the foothills are prone to flooding. Light rain is not a problem. It is the rain, as has recently occurred, that can be a trouble.Those here in "The woods" know that trees and branches can...