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Coverage of evacuations since February 22, 2024.

Heavy winter rains in Pakistan kill at least 29 as buildings collapse and landslides block roads

"...Five people died in the southwestern Baluchistan province after the coastal town of Gwadar got flooded, forcing authorities to use boats to evacuate people..."

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Covered Bridge Potato Chips in Hartland, New Brunswick destroyed by fire

"...Premier Blaine Higgs, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Margaret Johnson, and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Greg Turner, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities New Brunswick, released a joint statement on the fire on Saturday..."

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Surrey crash prompts evacuation, road closure

"...The Surrey RCMP has shut down 128th Street near 66th Avenue after a vehicle crashed into a natural gas metre..."

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Sussex, N.B., residents cleaning up after Thursday morning flooding

"...Many residents and business owners in Sussex, N. B. , are cleaning up their main floors and basements after they were flooded by heavy rainfall..."

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‘Devastating' floods leads to evacuations, street closures in Sussex, N.B. Globalnews.ca

"...In an update released early on Thursday, the town was said to have activated the highest level of its community disaster plan and were suggesting people to avoid travel in the area due to flooded roadways. “We have evacuated 12 people as of 4:00 AM. Most impacted residents are requested to shelter in place,” a social media post from the town read, adding that about 190 millimetres of rainfall was measured at the Town's Works Garage on Leonard Drive..."

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The water gets hotter and the frog just sits there

"...We already know that the climate threat will largely express itself through the hydrological cycle. Canada needs greater federal leadership on water because adapting to climate change requires national water solutions that bring together provincial, local and Indigenous jurisdictions. The proposed Canada Water Agency is a start but we need much more..."

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Rapidly expanding wildfires in the Texas Panhandle prompt evacuations

"...CANADIAN, Texas (AP) Surging wildfires fueled by strong winds and dry grass in unseasonably warm temperatures prompted safety warnings for residents of several towns and at least one evacuation order in the far northern part of the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday..."

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A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

"...OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A mower sparked a prairie fire that has burned a huge swath of grassland in central Nebraska roughly the size of the state's largest city of Omaha, state officials said Tuesday..."

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Small, out-of-control wildfire breaks out near Chetwynd

"...A small wildfire has broken out in a forested area near Chetwynd, in B. C. 's Peace River region..."

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WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

"...The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) explosive was discovered Tuesday in the backyard of a home in Plymouth, a port city on the southwestern coast of Britain. More than 10,000 residents were evacuated to ensure their safety as a military convoy transported the unexploded bomb through a densely populated residential area to a ferry slipway, from which it was taken out to sea..."

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Hudsons Hope, Tumbler Ridge express concern over relocation of wildfire crews

"...The wildfire season in the northeast generally starts in April and can last until the late fall, which was the case for 2023..."

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Jobs in evacuations

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Mountain Patrol - Mountain Patroller Level 4

"...avalanche control missions, lift evacuations and search and rescue operations under the supervision of the Patrol Supervisor and the Avalanche Forecaster..."

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Winter Seasonal - Mountain Patroller Level 4

"...avalanche control missions, lift evacuations and search and rescue operations under the supervision of the Patrol Supervisor and the Avalanche Forecaster..."

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Nurse or nurse clinician in the short and long term care unit including Medevac aeromedical evacuations

"...Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (Puvirnituq QC): The Inuulitsivik Health Center, with more than 950 employees, is part of the Quebec health and social services network, Nunavik region..."

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Rocky Mountain Program Manager

"...Supervise the evacuation systems and other field responses, manage field staff training for evacuations and act as the primary..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about evacuations.

Four confirmed dead after earthquake rocks Japan

"...A major 7. 6 magnitude earthquake shook the western coast of Japan this morning, and officials ordered coastal residents to evacuate immediately..."

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Incredible Footage of the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

"...The area, 45 minutes from Reykjavik, had been experiencing earthquakes for the past two months, and Grindavik, a town of almost four thousand people, was evacuated on November 10, when it seemed the volcano might emerge under the town..."

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This helicopter is rescuing a flood victim stranded by an 'atmospheric river'

"...Authorities have been patrolling Californias swollen rivers and levies after an atmospheric river storm dumped torrential rain on the region, knocking out roads and power, triggering rockslides and avalanches, and forcing thousands to evacuate ..."

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Beijings Heaviest Rain in 140 Years & Racing Car Made From E-waste | WEF | Top Stories of the Week

"...3:30 These crops are suffering the most from change - Experts rank the food supply crisis as one of the worlds top 5 currently manifesting risks..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about evacuations relevant to the latest news.

Economic Vessel to Clean the Polluted Water by Solid Waste in Waterway

"...Solid wastes polluted almost all rivers and lakes for several reasons: Most of them are related to bad sewage systems, industrial wastes, and even from the Flora distributed along the rivers..."

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High-Resolution Flood Numerical Model and Dijkstra Algorithm Based Risk Avoidance Routes Planning

"...Flooding is the most pervasive risk globally among natural hazards, efficient and reliable emergency evacuation path planning scheme is of great significance for improving the emergency rescue efficiency..."

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An analysis of the socio-economic impacts of the 2021 mountain Semeru Eruption on household level using PLS-SEM

"...The Regional Government and the Regional Agency for Disaster Management in Lumajang are suggested to provide better facilities and improve regulations for mitigation and evacuation..."

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Grinding with minimum quantity lubrication: a comparative assessment

"...The minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) system, an eco-friendly, economical, and less hazardous lubrication technique, is affirmed to be an efficient substitute for these conventional lubricants..."

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Conclusion: The Hostage Case, Present Day Knowledge, and Future Implications

"...The chapter shows that the case against Rendulic is arguably the wrong foundation for the no second-guessing rule, since he did not consider the complete devastation of Northern Norway and the forcible evacuation of its entire civilian population militarily necessary..."

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The ICT Revolution, 21st Century Warfare, and Honest Errors

"...Since the 1990s, proponents of a so-called revolution in military affairs (RMA) have argued that the tremendous development in information communications technology (ICT) would revolutionise warfare through enhanced intelligence capabilities..."

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Honest Errors in Combat Decision-Making: State of Our Knowledge 75 Years after the Hostage Case

"...First, contemporaneous sources suggest that Rendulic did not consider it militarily necessary to devastate the region in its entirety or to evacuate all of its residents by force..."

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Roxborough Park Community Wildfire Evacuation Drill: Data Collection and Model Benchmarking

"...The dataset is released in open access and is deemed to be useful for future wildfire evacuation modelling calibration and validation efforts..."

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The verification of wildland?urban interface fire evacuation models

"...The evacuation tests are organized in accordance with different core components related to evacuation modelling, namely Population, Pre-evacuation, Movement, Route/destination selection, Flow constraints, Events, Wildfire spread and Trigger buffers..."

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Exploring the links between flood events and the COVID-19 infection cases in Romania in the new multi-hazard-prone era

"...To this end, hazard management data concerning the flood events that were severe enough to impose the evacuation of the population were corroborated with COVID-19 confirmed cases data..."

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Understanding California wildfire evacuee behavior and joint choice making

"...While extensive research has been conducted on hurricane evacuation behavior, little is known about wildfire evacuation behavior..."

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