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  • Wildfires on Blackfeet Res. force evacuations

    January 5, 2012 9:52 AM

    BROWNING, Mont. (AP) - Two wildfires raging overnight on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation burned thousands of acres, forced scores to evacuate and destroyed several buildings, officials said early Thursday. Fueled by strong winds, the two blazes started around sundown Wednesday and together had grown to at least 45,000 acres by... more »
  • Offshore Evacuations Begin Due to Tropical Storm Don

    July 27, 2011 10:48 PM

    With Tropical Storm Don approaching, Shell said it's evacuating about 70 non-essential personnel from rigs in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. And that means helicopter companies in Lafayette are firing up their engines for the first round evacuations. "These are very costly decisions that are being made, but over... more »
  • Residents Return from Costly Evacuation

    May 31, 2011 12:18 AM

    For the Breaux family in Butte La Rose, Memorial Day was more like move-in day. When the mandatory evacuation went into effect for their area last week, the Breaux's packed up almost everything in their home because their flood insurance only covers the structure, not the contents of their house.... more »
  • Butte LA Rose Evacuates

    May 14, 2011 11:57 PM

    In other parts of Acadiana, most notably, lower Saint Martin Parish, many residents have already evacuated ahead of the impending floods, and those who haven't are certainly doing so now. With the spillway open it is now a race against time for the residents of Butte La Rose. ... more »
  • More Evacuations in Memphis as Mississippi Rises

    May 8, 2011 11:41 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) - The swollen Mississippi River has swamped houses in Memphis and threatens to consume many more, but its rise has been slow enough that some people were clinging to their normal lives just a bit longer. That much was clear Sunday from an unexpected smell - barbecue... more »

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