Tag: Evacuations and Evacuees

Typhoon Kammuri Leaves Destruction as It Powers Through Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri swept through the Philippines on Tuesday, ripping rooftops from houses, knocking down power lines and leaving a half-million people huddled in evacuation centers, waiting for the storm to pass. At least one person was killed. Manila airport was ordered shut for 12 hours and nearly 500 flights were canceled. Officials suspended marine traffic […]

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Manila Airport Shut as Typhoon Kammuri Hits the Philippines

More than 43,000 people have been evacuated and schools in six provinces have suspended classes as the eastern islands of the Philippines were lashed Tuesday by heavy rains from Typhoon Kammuri after it made landfall late Monday. The storm, packing wind gusts as high as 150 miles per hour, was battering the Philippines on Monday […]

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Explosions Shake a Texas Town, and Its View on Thanksgiving

PORT NECHES, Texas — It was a Thanksgiving of pies abandoned at homes that had been left in a hurry, turkey eaten in hotel rooms, and naps on cots handed out by Red Cross volunteers. Doug Hinson had planned to be at his son’s house, gathered with his family. But that was before he and […]

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Cave Fire in Santa Barbara County Threatens Homes and Forces Evacuations

A brush fire that started in the Santa Ynez Mountains of Santa Barbara County, Calif., had burned at least 4,100 acres as of Tuesday morning, prompting the county to declare an emergency and order some residents to evacuate, according to the authorities. So far, no homes have been destroyed and no injuries have been connected […]

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My Neighborhood Was on Fire. My Neighbors Came Together to Save It.

In boot camp, I was surprised by the pride the other recruits took in their no-name Midwest hometowns. By contrast, I had no love for Malibu, Calif., which seemed like only one thing to me: an isolated beach town too far from the city for me to escape. I did not surf. I had no […]

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5 Lessons We Learned From the California Wildfires

The fires that raged in California over the past two weeks consumed thousands of acres and drove residents up and down the state to flee their homes. The Kincade and Getty fires, both of which were mostly contained by Monday, captured the headlines. But violent winds ignited multiple fires — at one point 16 were […]

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With California Ablaze, Firefighters Strain to Keep Up

[Sign up here for our California Today newsletter.] LOS ANGELES — At one smoldering end of California, Capt. Alex Arriola and hundreds of other firefighters charged up flaming hillsides in the middle of the night Monday to battle a brush fire that exploded on the tinder-dry edge of West Los Angeles. As helicopters doused the […]

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With Whipping Winds and Power Down, Californians Flee Fires

PETALUMA, Calif. — Erika Rivas could not sleep. The smell of smoke and the fear of encroaching flames kept pulling her back to that day two years ago when she woke up and realized her Coffey Park home in Santa Rosa was on fire. That night, she, her husband and their three children fled their […]

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The Kincade Fire in Pictures

High winds in Sonoma County, in Northern California, on Sunday prompted hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate as the Kincade Fire continued to rage through the area. New York Times photographers have been documenting the destruction caused by the fire and the fight to contain it. [For the latest on the Kincade Fire, read […]

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Kincade Fire in Sonoma County Threatens to Grow as Winds Pick Up

HEALDSBURG, Calif. — Rising smoke in late October is a familiar sight for Cristian Calvillo, who on Friday afternoon was nearing the 24-hour mark as a Red Cross volunteer at an evacuation center in Sonoma County, Calif. Mr. Calvillo, 19, and his family had to evacuate during the Wine Country fires in 2017, which inspired […]

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In Fire-Scarred California, ‘If You’re Told to Go, You Go’

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — The blaring sirens came around midnight accompanied by the emphatic voices of police officers on loudspeakers ordering all residents to evacuate from their homes in the canyons north of Los Angeles. Cindy and Frank Cruz were not sure there was an immediate threat to their home, but they and many others […]

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Live Updates: California Fires Force Evacuations

ImageFirefighters battle the Tick fire, a wind-driven wildfire in the hills of Canyon Country north of Los Angeles on Thursday.Credit…Gene Blevins/Reuters 50,000 people were evacuated in Los Angeles County. A fire in the canyons north of Los Angeles on Thursday forced the evacuation as extreme winds drove flames into residential neighborhoods and threatened hundreds of […]

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Fukushima, Beaten Down by Nuclear Disaster, Takes Big Typhoon Hit

KORIYAMA, Japan — For Hiroyoshi Yaginuma, the typhoon may well be the straw that breaks his back. On Monday, Mr. Yaginuma, 49, a third-generation owner of an auto body shop in Fukushima Prefecture, was cleaning out the wreckage from Typhoon Hagibis, which battered Japan over the weekend and killed 66 people. The typhoon had brought […]

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Typhoon, Cyclone or Hurricane? Different Names for the Same Storms

When a tropical storm pummeled Japan on Saturday with gusts of up to 135 miles per hour, forcing millions to evacuate their homes, it was called Typhoon Hagibis. But the storm that carved a path of destruction across the Bahamas in September was Hurricane Dorian. And when the most powerful storm to hit Bangladesh in […]

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What to Know as Typhoon Hagibis Nears Japan

ImageCommuters in Tokyo on Friday night as Typhoon Hagibis approached Japan.CreditKevin Coombs/Reuters Typhoon Hagibis barreled toward Japan on Saturday, its outer bands lashing the country’s eastern coast as cities and evacuation centers braced for landfall. The Japan Meteorological Agency said early Saturday afternoon that sustained winds from the typhoon had been measured at about 100 […]

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Typhoon Hagibis Could Match Fury of 1958 Storm That Killed 1,200 in Japan

TOKYO — Typhoon Hagibis swirled toward Japan on Friday, as cities across the country opened evacuation centers and forecasters issued extreme weather warnings for multiple prefectures along the country’s eastern coast. At a news conference Friday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that Hagibis could be as strong as the Kanogawa Typhoon that hit Shizuoka […]

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Smoky Fire Forces Evacuation at Hyatt Times Square, Officials Say

A smoky fire at the Hyatt Times Square on West 45th Street prompted the evacuation of guests on Sunday morning. The fire, which started in duct work, was reported about 7:40 a.m., a Fire Department spokesman said. Three people had minor injuries, the spokesman said. A representative of the hotel could not immediately be reached. […]

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Former Executives Acquitted Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan

TOKYO — A court on Thursday acquitted three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives who had been accused of criminal negligence for their roles in the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after a huge earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Japanese news media reported. The three executives — Tsunehisa Katsumata, Sakae Muto, and Ichiro […]

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They Rode Out Dorian in the Outer Banks. Now Comes the Hard Part.

OCRACOKE, N.C. — The baby was playing on the flooded floor again. Jade Lopez scooped up her 11-month-old son, José, and wiped the long black bangs out of his eyes as he showed off a dirty plastic humidifier he had found. It had been just one day since Hurricane Dorian flooded the family’s trailer and […]

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A Mountain Top Called ‘Little Man’ Falls in Norway, and Residents Weep

OSLO — For five years, geologists in Norway had urgently warned that a mountain top called “Little Man” could collapse because of the corrosive effects of heavy rain, destroying huge swaths of the nearby town of Rauma. The warnings led to repeated evacuations of town residents, and their repeated return, as the mountain northwest of […]

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