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  Madaya Syria: '400 residents need' urgent evacuation Map of Madaya Syria  Some 400 people in the besieged town need to be urgently evacuated for medical treatment, says the New Zealand ambassador to the UN   Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee    Paraguay: Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people Syria war: Yarmouk camp evacuation 'on hold'   Damascus: The expected evacuation of thousands of rebels from in and around Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus has been put on hold Floods force evacuation of more than 70,000 as Paraguay River rises British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas   Nevada: A British Airways plane bound for London has caught fire at the airport, forcing the evacuation of 172 people on board on emergency slides   South Korea evacuation after shelling on western border Map of Yeoncheon South Korea
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1. 2017-12-16 Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA, Southern California
C. 2017-09-03 Frankfurt WW2 bomb defused after mass evacuation Westend, Frankfurt, West Germany
D. 2017-06-03 Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea Abu, Japan
E. 2017-04-13 Syria war: Evacuation begins in besieged towns Rashidin, Northern Syria
F. 2016-10-01 Mexico's erupting Colima volcano triggers evacuations Colima, Mexico
6. 2016-09-05 Spain forest fires force evacuation Javea, Spain
H. 2016-05-13 Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation Quinon de Sesena, Madrid
2016-05-06 Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy Fort McMurray, Alberta, Western Canada
9. 2016-05-05 Massive Canada wildfire spreads south forcing more evacuations Fort McMurray, Alberta, Western Canada

Canada wildfire may worsen amid mass evacuation. Western Canada Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again   Southern California: Authorities in California have issued new evacuation orders as a huge wildfire flares up again in Santa Barbara County Frankfurt WW2 bomb defused after mass evacuation. West Germany Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea Syria war: Evacuation begins in besieged towns. Northern Syria Mexico's erupting Colima volcano triggers evacuations Spain forest fires force evacuation Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation   Madrid: People living near a 'toxic cloud' from a burning tyre dump near the Spanish capital Madrid have been told to leave their homes Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada  Western Canada: The only land convoy evacuating the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been disrupted due to 200ft flames flanking the road, officials say Massive Canada wildfire spreads south forcing more evacuations. Western Canada Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed' Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada

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  Western Canada: A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city
  Western Canada: A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city


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  South Korea has ordered the evacuation of residents from an area of its western border after an exchange of fire with North Korea, reports say
Aug.15 Evacuations as sodium cyanide found Map of port Tianjin China  China: The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contamination Aug.4 California fires: Evacuation orders given to 13,000 Aug.1 Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy. Southern Africa Jul.26 Major forest fire forces evacuation of 100s of people. Spain Jul.23 High temperatures melt glacier, flood Central Asian city of Almaty. Kazakhstan Jul.2 Mass evacuation after train with toxic substance derails. Tennessee Apr.1 Electrical fire sends flames shooting through manholes. London Mar.23 Unexploded bomb forces evacuation of 1,000 Czechs Map of Opava Czech Republic
   Czech Republic: The discovery of the bomb that weighs several tens of kilograms in a densely populated neighborhood in Opava prompted the evacuation
Mar.4 Chemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation Map of Vancouver port Canada
  Health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant

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Dec.29 Confusion over ferry fire survivors
   Italy: Italian officials say they cannot be certain how many people are still missing from the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu, with evacuation complete
Italy ferry death toll rises to 10    Greece: The death toll following a fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu has risen to 10, with the evacuation of all those on board now comple... Dec.28 Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds
Map of Corfu Greece   Greece: One person died while attempting to escape a blazing ferry stranded in the Adriatic Sea. Gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation Oct.11 Cyclone Hudhud sweeps towards Indian coast Aug.9     Typhoon Halong triggers evacuation orders in Japan Map of Aki Kochi Japan
  More than one million people have been told to evacuate their homes as a powerful typhoon hit south-west Japan
    Typhoon disrupts start of Japan holiday week
  Typhoon Halong is injuring six people and causing authorities to order the evacuation of half a million people near swollen rivers
Jun.27     Floods force evacuation of 200,000 in Paraguay
Map of Neembucu Paraguay
  Floods caused by torrential rains have forced the evacuation of 200,000 people living near the Paraguay and Parana rivers
Jun.12   Cave: Trapped explorer 'well enough' for evacuation   Bavaria: Johann Westhauser, an injured man trapped in Germany's deepest cave, is well enough for the rescue operation to begin, officials have said May.7   Syria rebels begin evacuating Homs Map of Homs Syria
  The evacuation of rebels from their last stronghold in the Syrian city of Homs is under way, activists say
Apr.18     ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay    South Korea: Lee Joon-seok, the captain of a ferry that sank this week said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would 'drift... Mar.2   Guatemala volcano Pacaya erupts   A volcano began spewing ash and lava, prompting the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people living in the area Feb.12 Relief operation continues in Homs. Syria Feb.11     UN hopes to resume Homs evacuation Map of Homs Syria
   Syria: Aid agencies are hoping to resume the evacuation of civilians from Syria's besieged city of Homs, a day after the operation was suspended

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Dec.21 S Sudan evacuation aircraft fired on
   Southern Sudan: Four US service personnel on an evacuation mission have been wounded after their aircraft were shot at in South Sudan, the US military says
Nov.17 Warsaw subway fire sends 8 people to hospital    Poland: A state-of-the-art Warsaw subway train has caught fire, forcing the evacuation of some 200 people and sending eight to the hospital Nov.3   Indonesia volcano erupts again, forces evacuations   Sumatra: 2,600-meter-high Mount Sinabung has erupted again, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers around its... Oct.6     Powerful typhoon hits eastern China
Map of Fujian China
  Southern China: Powerful Typhoon Fitow has made landfall in eastern China after triggering the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people
Sep.12   Colorado flash floods kill two   Flooding from a fast-moving storm in Colorado has killed two people and led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes Jun.21   Calgary evacuated as flood threatens city Map of Calgary Canada
  Western Canada: Authorities have ordered the evacuation of central Calgary as flooding has left swathes of the city underwater
Jun.8     Hungary floods prompt evacuation Map of Gyorujfalu Hungary
  The authorities have been evacuating people from a village in western Hungary as a precaution against flooding along the River Danube
May.15     Cyclone Mahasen hits Bangladesh Map of Patuakhali Bangladesh
  Cyclone Mahasen has begun crossing Bangladesh's southern coast, as people packed into evacuation shelters
Jan.23     Russia calms Syria exodus talk  Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow is not beginning a mass evacuation of its citizens from Syria

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Dec.26   Hundreds flee Nicaragua volcano
Map of San Cristobal Nicaragua
  The authorities have ordered the evacuation of about 400 people living near San Cristobal volcano after it began spewing out hot gases and ash
Sep.14   Bomb threat prompts US university evacuation Map of Austin Texas
  Texas: Officials at the University of Texas have ordered a full campus evacuation after receiving a bomb threat from a man 'with a Middle Eastern accent'
Aug.3   Back-to-back typhoons hit China   Southern China: Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in eastern China, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from coastal areas Feb.24 Red Cross starts Homs evacuation. Syria

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Dec.3   WWII bomb evacuation on the Rhine   West Germany: Officials in the German city of Koblenz are evacuating about 45,000 people as work begins to defuse a bomb found in the River Rhine Oct.27     Bangkok district under evacuation
   Thailand: Floodwaters that have drenched much of central and lower parts of northern Thailand crept into Bangkok, stressing embankments
Sep.10     Egypt on alert after Israeli embassy riot
  Egypt has vowed to protect all embassies in the country, hours after protesters stormed the Israeli mission, prompting the evacuation of diplomats
Aug.27   Evacuation time running out
  New York: Officials in the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England sounded fresh warnings about Hurricane Irene Jun.4   Chile volcano forces mass exodus
Map of Puyehue Chile
  A volcano has erupted in southern Chile, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people living nearby
Apr.20     Japan to enforce nuclear evacuation zone Map of Fukushima Japan
  Northern Japan: Japan will begin enforcing an often-flouted evacuation order and keep people out of the 20-km zone around the Fukushima Daiichi power plant
Mar.31 Warning on Japan evacuation zone. Northern Japan Mar.24 Smoke stops at nuclear plant. Northern Japan Mar.21 Hope dwindles as death toll mounts. Northern Japan Mar.16 Japan's emperor: Don't give up hope Mar.4 Thousands of refugees pour out of Libya

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Sep.6 Evacuation as rain and floods hit Victoria
Map of Victoria Australia
   Australia: Heavy rain and flooding have prompted the evacuation of hundreds of households in Australia's second-most-populated state
Jul.9   Heavy rains killing at least 15
Map of Nuevo Leon Mexico  North Mexico: President Calderon promised federal aid to three states after torrential rains soaked the area, forcing the evacuation of thousands

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Aug.31   Hundreds of thousands flee coast  New Orleans: About 1.9 million of Louisiana's 2 million coastal residents had fled ahead of Hurricane Gustav in the largest evacuation in state history Aug.30 New Orleaners told to flee Gustav
. New Orleans Aug.17   Florida tells visitors to leave as storm near Map of Florida Keys Florida  Traffic out of the Florida Keys area picked up as officials urged the evacuation of thousands from the path of approaching Tropical Storm Fay Jul.13   WWII bomb forces mass evacuation   Japan: About 5,400 residents were evacuated and highways were closed as army experts disposed of a large unexploded bomb Apr.15   Thousands flee erupting volcano Map of Nevado del Huila Colombia
   Colombia: The highest active volcano in Colombia erupted, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of up to 15,000 people
Feb.22   US to evacuate staff from Serbia
  The embassy in Serbia has ordered the temporary evacuation of non-essential staff after protesters attacked the building

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Jul.31   Canaries fires force evacuations
Map of Canary Islands Spain
   Spain: Forest fires on 2 of Canary Islands have forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people

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Aug.26   Jaffna evacuation ferry arrives
  Sri Lanka: A Red Cross ferry carrying foreigners trapped by fighting in northern Sri Lanka has arrived
Aug.6   Volcano 'set to erupt'
   Philippines: The authorities have ordered the evacuation of about 20,000 people living near Mount Mayon
May.12   Red alert for volcano Mount Merapi
   Indonesia: The authorities have ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes of the 9,700ft peak

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Dec.30 Soldiers kill 20 Sudanese refugees
  Cairo: Soldiers were trying to herd refugees aboard buses for evacuation from an upper-class Cairo neighborhood
Nov.15   Volcano forces evacuation
   Colombia: Authorities began evacuating 7,500 people living on the slopes of a volcano over concerns it is about to erupt
Oct.19     Hurricane Wilma forces evacuation  Mexico: Mexico, Cuba and Florida have started evacuating thousands of people from areas threatened by the hurricane Oct.4   Hurricane Stan churns toward Mexico
  Tropical Storm strengthened to a hurricane, threatening a port and forcing the evacuation of oil platforms
Sep.21 Storm triggers mass evacuation. Texas Sep.19   Governor orders evacuation of Keys Map of Florida Keys Florida  Florida: Jeb Bush ordered the Florida Keys evacuated in anticipation of Tropical Storm Rita Sep.6 Flood survivors 'must leave city'. New Orleans Aug.28   Katrina now Category 5  New Orleans: New Orleans Mayor declared a state of emergency and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city Aug.23   Settler eviction complete  West Bank: Israeli troops have completed the evacuation of settlers from the Gaza and West Bank in line with Sharon's plan Aug.22 Settlers mourn end of Gaza era Jun.19   Hundreds evacuated from Calgary flood
  Western Canada: Flooding forced the evacuation of about 1,500 people and swamped or cut off hundreds of homes

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Sep.3 Hurricane prompts mass evacuation
. Florida Aug.13     Hurricane batters coast
  Florida: Packing winds up to 145mph, Charley is ripping up trees and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents
Apr.17 Mass evacuation in Chongqing. Southern China Feb.2   Sharon orders Gaza pullout plan  Jerusalem: Prime Minister said he has given an order to plan for the evacuation of 17 settlements in the Strip

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Sep.21     Evacuation order for Arafat compound
  West Bank: With Israeli troops surrounding compound poised for an assault, several hundred Palestinians took to the streets Aug.12  35,000 ordered to evacuate from flood May.8  End to Bethlehem siege 'in sight'

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Oct.19   Heavy rainfall floods Pampas
   Argentina: Month of rains have flooded large swaths of the countryside, forcing the evacuation of 4,000 people
Jun.23   Volcano rumbles back to life
   Philippines: Possible evacuation of 60,000 people from the slopes of a Mount Mayon
Jan.11   Major volcano warning Map of Java Indonesia
   Indonesia: Hundreds of thousands of residents of Java island have been told to prepare for possible evacuation

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Dec.26   Volcano evacuation cancelled
Map of Popocatepetl Mexico
  Mexico: Officials gave thousands of people permission to return to their homes near the Popocatepetl

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