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    The White House said Wednesday it's doing 'extensive planning for potential evacuation' of Afghans who have worked as translators, drivers, cooks and in other positions helping the U.S. war effort.    More than 18,000 are stuck trying to apply for Special Immigrant Visas, with the U.S.'s involvement in Afghanistan ending in 80 days. If left in Afghanistan, those allied with the...
    A wildfire was raging out of control Sunday in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, forcing a mandatory evacuation in the mountain community of Pinyon Crest, south of Palm Desert. San Bernardino National Forest officials said Sunday afternoon that the Flats fire, first reported about 11:15 a.m., was 0% contained after burning approximately 225 acres. Highway...
    Washington (CNN)A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on the Biden administration to immediately evacuate thousands of Afghans who have assisted the United States, saying in a letter Friday that those "Afghan friends and allies are at greater risk than ever before" as the US military withdrawal from the country is underway."After examining this situation through multiple hearings, briefings, and...
    Evacuation orders were canceled Monday afternoon for Topanga-area residents whose homes were threatened by a wildfire in the Pacific Palisades area, hours after officials said a suspect was in custody on suspicion of starting the fire that had charred at least 1,325 acres. LA City Fire Department helicopters continue to battle the Pacific Palisades fire from the...
    PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA) – A brush fire continues to burn in the Pacific Palisades. The brusher started about 10 p.m. Friday night and flared again Saturday afternoon. Cal-Fire estimates that about 100 acres have burned so far. The terrain in that area, around the 1800 block of Michael Lane, is very steep, making it difficult for fire crews to navigate...
    A LEAK at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores polluted waters in Florida. State Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on April 3 as officials ordered more than 300 homes to be evacuated. 3A reservoir near the old Piney Point phosphate mineCredit: AP What’s happened in Florida’s Piney Point?...
    Lhe France is “massively” evacuating coronavirus patients. The goal: to relieve the resuscitation services of the Ile de France and avoid a new confinement. But such an evacuation cannot be improvised, and France 2 revealed, on Monday, in its television news, the device put in place to carry out the operation. The channel announces...
    A chain of earthquakes from between 5.9 and 7.7 degrees of magnitude has been shaking the waters of the South Pacific since Wednesday night, with New Caledonia, a French overseas territory, as the nearest inhabited place. The earthquakes are registered after the 7.7-degree earthquake and the tsunami alert (already canceled) that forced this Wednesday to evacuate various coastal areas from...
    SANTA CRUZ — Some 5,000 residents in Redwood Grove, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Felton, as well as in Davenport and off the North Coast have been ordered to evacuate due to debris flow risk. The following zones have been ordered to evacuate: BEN-E001B, BEN-E001D, BEN-E002A, BEN-E002D, BEN-E004BBOU-E021A, BOU-E020, BOU-E017, BOU-E016, BOU-E010, BOU-E006, BOU-E001A, BOU-E002, BOU-E033A, BOU-E038A, BOU-E031B, BOU-E030, BOU-E018A,...
    SANTIAGO (AP) – Chilean authorities on Friday ordered the evacuation of some 25,000 people due to the advance of a forest fire that threatens some 15,000 homes near Quilpué, 125 kilometers northwest of Santiago. By mid-afternoon, at least six houses were reported burned down. The wind covered the neighboring coastal cities of Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Concón with smoke....
    Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about the unrest at the nation’s Capitol Building, her plans for the Republican Party and more. “I was in the chamber for the joint session initially in the early part of the afternoon,” Mace said. “When that was over, when we...
    A aerial view shows a sinkhole in the Ospedale del Mare hospital car park in Naples, Italy on January 8, 2021. Ciro Fusco/Ansa/AFP via Getty Images A 66ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the car park of a hospital in southern Italy on Friday, forcing the evacuation of a nearby COVID-19 ward. Nobody was injured and only three cars...
    It was a chilling and terrifying day at the U.S. Capitol as protesters stormed the building and security officers scrambled to protect members of Congress.Trump supporters swarmed in and tore down barriers and then moved into offices and the house floor. It was chaotic as members of Congress were taken to safe locations.One Southern California member is describing how he...
    The dangerous escalation in Washington D.C. has made its way to the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. Trump supporters have violently clashed with police and have breached the United States Capitol Building. And now they have made their way into the House chamber, where members were mere minutes ago before having to evacuate. They are smashing...
    Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police are evacuating some congressional office buildings due to “police activity” as thousands gather outside the Capitol to protest the electoral vote. Police told congressional staff members they should evacuate the Cannon House Office Building and the building that houses the Library of Congress. It wasn’t immediately clear what specifically sparked the evacuation....
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The U.S. Capitol Police are evacuating some congressional office buildings due to “police activity” as thousands gather outside the Capitol to protest the electoral vote. Police told congressional staff members they should evacuate the...
    Germany has dropped a probe into a former Nazi guard slated to become 'possibly the last' suspect deported from the US for alleged complicity in the Holocaust, prosecutors said Thursday. Friedrich Karl Berger, 95, had been accused of aiding and abetting the killing of prisoners as a guard at two concentration camps in northern Germany, in particular by overseeing a...
    A fire that erupted north of the Corona Municipal Airport was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 within the Prado Reservoir bordering Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to the Corona Fire Department and the Riverside County Fire Department. The Airport Fire started in the same area as a small fire that began in the predawn hours. At...
    MANILA – Philippine officials on Saturday ordered an evacuation of thousands of residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island as a category 5 storm that is the world’s strongest this year approaches the Southeast Asian nation. Typhoon Goni, with 133 miles sustained winds and gusts of up to 164 mph, will make landfall on Sunday as...
    (CBS4) – Most of Colorado’s large wildfires of 2020 have burned in the high country and relatively far away from the Denver metro area. That all changed on Saturday when the CalWood Fire broke out midday Saturday and burned more than 7,000 acres in Boulder County. The smoke plume could be seen from dozens of miles away, and it forced...
    (CNN)Colorado officials are asking residents in Jamestown to make evacuation plans as firefighters continue battling the newly sparked Calwood Fire. The fire began around noon Saturday north of Jamestown, according to Gabi Boerkircher, spokesperson for Boulder Officer of Emergency Management.Jamestown is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 14 miles northwest of Boulder and about 43 miles northwest of...
    (CNN)The Cameron Peak Fire, burning just west of Fort Collins, is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history, Gov. Jared Polis said in a tweet Wednesday night. The blaze has burned through more than 158,000 acres and is 56% contained, officials said. It was ignited on August 13 and has since been fueled by high winds and dangerous terrain that's...
    When wildfire evacuations were ordered in and around Santa Rosa recently, the smoke and chaos reminded many of the terrible firestorm that had killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes three years earlier. But unlike that earlier fire — when first responders were overwhelmed and emergency officials were hesitant to order evacuations — this year was different. Emergency...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- Residents of Santa Rosa's Oakmont neighborhood say returning after this evacuation has been a bit different than the evacuation for the Tubbs fire three years ago. Many like what they are seeing.A sad but also positive reality: The area is getting good at responding to wildfires.RELATED: Glass Fire evacuees able to return home in many...
    NAPA COUNTY (CBS SF) – A Spare the Air alert has been extended through Tuesday, as smoke from the Glass Fire and other wildfires is expected to continue to blanket the Bay Area. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said it anticipates the smoke, combined with expected high temperatures and vehicle exhaust will lead to unhealthy smog and ozone...
    CALISTOGA, Calif. (KGO) -- CAL FIRE has yet to give an estimate on how many homes and buildings have been destroyed in the Glass Fire but we know of several wineries that have burned.Dozens of wineries are in the mandatory evacuation zones or evacuation warning zones.RELATED: Map shows Glass Fire burning in North Bay area untouched by previous wildfires"I should...
    ST. HELENA, Calif. -- The Glass Fire, Shady Fire and Boysen Fire, all converged and exploded in size to 11,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties Monday morning, CAL FIRE officials said.LIST: Wildfires in North Bay prompt evacuation orders & warnings in Napa, Sonoma countiesOvernight, new evacuation orders and warnings were issued for an area straddling the Napa-Sonoma County border...
    ST. HELENA, Calif. -- The Glass Fire, Shady Fire and Boysen Fire, all converged and exploded in size to 11,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties Monday morning, CAL FIRE officials said.LIST: Wildfires in North Bay prompt evacuation orders & warnings in Napa, Sonoma countiesOvernight, new evacuation orders and warnings were issued for an area straddling the Napa-Sonoma County border...
    ST. HELENA, Calif. -- The Glass Fire exploded in size to 11,000 acres in Napa County Monday morning, CAL FIRE officials said.LIST: Wildfires in North Bay prompt evacuation orders & warnings in Napa, Sonoma countiesOvernight, new evacuation orders and warnings were issued for an area straddling the Napa-Sonoma County border northeast of Santa Rosa as two new fires, the Shady...
    Oregon's ongoing wildfires have cost five lives and hundreds of homes since Friday, but even more businesses and jobs could be at stake if fire crews cannot contain them. According to the Oregon Employment Department data on Friday morning, 21,350 Oregon businesses are in a wildfire evacuation zone across 13 counties. Those businesses, the department reported, employ 232,600 Oregonians....
    By Paul P. Murphy | CNN Heat from California’s Creek Fire is creating dangerous thunderhead clouds rising over 45,000 feet high. The wildfire has already scorched 152,833 acres in its four days of burning through the Sierra National Forest. It’s been generating weather, which is in turn is fueling its growth. Imagery from NOAA’s GOES-17 satellite is showing just how...
    A huge hurricane hurtling to the US has strengthened into a harmful category 4 storm. Hurricane Laura is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, prompting warnings of an “unsurvivable” storm surge of up to 6m, with evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of coastal citizens of Louisiana and Texas. Contacting the hurricane “extremely dangerous”, the Miami-centered National Hurricane Centre (NHC)...
    GALVESTON, Texas – Mandatory and voluntary evacuations have been ordered for several Texas cities and counties ahead of Hurricane Laura. Get the latest tracking on Hurricane Laura here from the KSAT meteorologists, Your Weather Authority. San Antonio is helping out those that may be impacted by the storm. According to the San Antonio Fire Department, 1,458 evacuees have arrived at...
    The mayor of Galveston called for a mandatory evacuation of the city Tuesday morning after Tropical Storm Laura strengthened into a hurricane and its path shifted westward, increasing the chances that it could strike the Houston area. Galveston residents have until Wednesday morning to evacuate, but city services will be suspended Tuesday at noon, according to a city Facebook post....
    Storm surges occur when a strong storm pushes seawater towards shore. In southern Florida counties, officers base their evacuation decisions on the projected track of a storm and storm surge. For this reason, it is important to know in which evacuation zone you are. Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade is divided into five zones, marked A through E, that could be affected...
    D.AALICANTE Updated: 08/23/2020 4:36 PM Save A 33-year-old girl has been injured by the propeller of a boat that was adrift in the cove of The Morro Blanc of El Campello (Alicante), and that it forced bathers to evacuate from the area to preserve their safety. As reported by the City Council in a statement, the events occurred on...
    HEALDSBURG — Stores were open, if emptier than usual, in downtown Healdsburg on Saturday — a normal day if not for the evacuation warnings and the smoke and falling ash heralding the approach of a massive wildfire threatening 30,500 homes and businesses in Sonoma, Napa, Solano counties and beyond. Healdsburg and Guerneville, in Sonoma County, are on the path of...
    HEALDSBURG (KPIX) — Hundreds of weary firefighters battled the advancing flames of Walbridge Fire early Saturday for a fourth straight day as the LNU Lightning Complex grew to more than 302,388 acres, burned down at least 480 structures, claimed four lives and injured another four fire victims. While Cal Fire officials were reporting 15 percent containment of the massive complex...
    SANTA CRUZ —  A monster fire raging through the Santa Cruz Mountains moved closer to UC Santa Cruz on Friday, bringing new levels of anxiety to a region besieged by days of fire. Brant Robertson, a UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist, lives 100 yards from the evacuation zone on the university’s campus. He said Friday that he had not received a...
    By Janie Har and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press SANTA CRUZ (CBS/AP) — Wildfires that took at least six lives and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes blazed throughout California on Friday.  Firefighting resources strained under the vastness of the infernos, which stretched across 771,000 miles, equivalent to half the state of Rhode Island, according Cal Fire unit...
    Today at 10 AM, the County of Santa Clara will discuss the latest updates on the SCU Lightning Complex Fire. Information will include affected areas, evacuation resource centers, air quality warnings and how you can receive emergency alerts. pic.twitter.com/2LEKCpJKTq — Healthy SCC (@HealthySCC) August 21, 2020 Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public...
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