Quantcast

All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Evacuation’

Disney World Monorail Evacuated After Power Outage

According to a Disney World spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler, dozens of people had to be evacuated from one of the park’s monorails after a power outage on Sunday, July 13. Apparently the weather surrounding the Florida amusement park was getting unpredictable when the monorail halted. However, Wahler says that they do not think lightning was the cause of the outage. “When …

Read More

Skyscraper Evacuation in London Prompted by Smoke

London‘s tallest skyscraper was evacuated on Thursday following reports of smoke in the building’s basement. According to Twitter reports from the building’s management and the London Fire Brigade, the Shard was evacuated at around 10:30 am on Wednesday as the building’s fire alarms went off. Ambulances and at least ten fire trucks reported to the location as approximately 900 people …

Read More

Wyoming Explosion Clears Out Town of 98

An explosion at a natural gas plant in Wyoming has prompted the evacuation of the town of Opal, population 98. Opal is situated roughly five miles from the Williams Gas Plant, which was shut down after an explosion occurred on-site at about 2 p.m. MDT Wednesday. Williams Gas Plant spokesperson Michele Swaner reported that there were no injuries in the …

Read More

Habanero Peppers Close Down Colorado School

An unknown substance initially designated as a “toxic irritant” forced the evacuation of Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado Monday. Students had come in from recess complaining of eye and skin irritation. After a school-wide evacuation on Monday, the K-12 institution remained closed Tuesday as investigators tried to discern what “toxic irritant” had been deployed on the playground. Police, …

Read More

Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses the Historical Wooden Village

A large fire has destroyed at least 30 buildings in a historical village of Laerdal, Norway. The Laerdalsoyri village is home to at least 1,150 people. Sixteen residential homes were said to be some of the buildings ruined by the flames. Others included notable monuments. An emergency evacuation took place and at least 90 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, …

Read More

Train Derailment in Canada Causes Fire, Homes Evacuated

Fire continues to burn Wednesday after a train carrying oil derailed in New Brunswick, Canada Tuesday. The train consisted of 122 cars and four locomotives. Only eight were transporting crude oil and propane from Canada, which were destined for an Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. Although there is no official explanation to why it occurred, Canada’s Transportation …

Read More

El Salvador Volcano Erupts – Causes Emergency Evacuations

A 7,025-foot volcano erupted in El Salvador Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. sending up a shooting gas and smoke stream that reached over 3 miles high. The cloud of dark ash that went straight into the sky signaled what was likely to come next – the hot molten lava that follows an explosion of this kind. Civil Defense Director Jorge …

Read More

El Salvador Volcano Erupts, Residents Flee Homes

Frightened residents in the San Miguel region of El Salvador were ordered to evacuate after a volcano erupted Sunday morning. According to a civil protection official, “almost right after the explosion,” the Chaparrastique volcano prompted authorities to order the evacuations of those locate three kilometers away. The San Miguel provenience, which has nearly 5,000 people, is known to be the …

Read More

Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat

Early Monday morning around 8:40 a.m., Harvard University evacuated three to four buildings after an email was sent to the police department that “explosives may have been hidden in the three academic buildings — the Harvard Science Center, Sever Hall and Emerson Hall — and a freshman dormitory, Thayer Hall.” The school reopened the doors earlier in the afternoon after …

Read More

Oshkosh Chemical Spill Evacuation Order Lifted

At approximately 1 PM today, officials forced hundred of residents in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Which is located in Winnebago County. Wisconsin has great place names) to evacuate the area due to a chemical spill from the Hydrite Chemical Company. According to officials, around 600 gallons of muriatic acid (better known as hydrochloric acid) was spilled from a 7,000 gallon tank due …

Read More

Mount Diablo Fire in the San Francisco Bay Area

(image) (Credit: Andrew Zhou) On Sunday in the San Francisco Bay Area, a wildfire broke out near Mount Diablo State Park, igniting more than 800 acres of vegetation, and leading to the evacuation of 75 homes nearby. “I could just see it moving toward us,” Ann Hyde told ABC7 News. Hyde is a resident on Morgan Territory Road, located about …

Read More

Colockum Tarps Fire Endangers Homes

The Colockum Tarps fire has been raging since July burning a path through the vast, open area of Wenatchee, Washington, of nearly 125 square miles. While the actual cause behind this event has yet to be officially confirmed, many are voicing opinions. The Colockum Tarps Fire was human caused. How, by whom still pending http://t.co/5sPmi65hy2 — Christine Pratt (@CPrattWW) August 6, …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»