Evacuations

Ross Colyer, a Missoula City Police officer, loads sandbags into a boat to ferry across a flooded yard to build up a wall around a residence in Missoula, Mont., Friday, May 11, 2018. Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western half of the state. (Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 10:04 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western half of the state. The Clark Fork River in Missoula was expected to crest...
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Mount Merapi spews volcanic materials from its crater as seen from Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday, May 11, 2018. Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,500 meters (18,045 feet) into the sky. (AP Photo/Muhammad Amin)
May 11, 2018 - 3:11 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted early Friday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending an ash column as high as 5,500 meters (18,045 feet) into the sky. The sudden eruption was accompanied by a rumbling sound with medium to strong pressure,...
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Evacuation warning notices hang on a row of mailboxes in front of a flooded area Monday, May 7, 2018, on the outskirts of Missoula, Mont. Sheriff's deputies in Montana went door to door Monday in a neighborhood along the rising Clark Fork River warning residents to prepare to leave, with the river expected to reach major flood levels in Missoula for the first time in 37 years. (Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 7:17 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities ordered the evacuation of 60 homes Tuesday as the rising Clark Fork River submerged a neighborhood west of Missoula and potentially threatened hundreds of additional residences. The Missoula County Sheriff's Office issued the evacuation order for the houses...
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This Monday, May 7, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows gas and steam rising from multiple fissures on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates Subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don't know how long they might be displaced. The decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Edwin Montoya's family carved their farm on the slopes of the Kilauea volcano out of "raw jungle," transforming it into a fertile collection of gardens, animal pens and fruit trees. Now the property is imperiled by the very land it stands upon. A couple of miles up the hill,...
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The Ultramax Ammunition company is engulfed in flames Tuesday, May 8, 2018, north of Interstate 90 and just east of Rapid City, S.D. Fire crews were worried about exploding ammunition and evacuated the area around the blaze. (Chris Huber /Rapid City Journal via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 3:32 pm
BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — Firefighters are evacuating people around a burning South Dakota ammunition company for fear that exploding ammunition could strike someone. The blaze was reported around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Ultramax Ammunition company in Box Elder, just east of Rapid City. Rapid City...
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In this photo taken from video an unidentified man gets close to a lava flow advancing down a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Monday, May 7, 2018. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don't know how long they might be displaced. The decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. (Scott Wiggers/Apau Hawaii Tours via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 6:57 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — As lava crawled down Leilani Road in a hissing, popping mass, Cheryl Griffith stood in its path and placed a plant in a crack in the ground as an offering to the Native Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele. Griffith lives in Leilani Estates, a subdivision on the Big Island where...
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This Sunday, May 6, 2018, image from a research camera mounted in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows the summit of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The camera is looking south southeast towards the active vent in Halemaʻumaʻu, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) from the webcam. For scale, the crater wall of Halemaʻumaʻu behind the eruptive vent is about 85-meters (about 280-feet) high. Lava shooting out of openings in the ground have already destroyed nearly half a dozen homes while some 1,700 people who evacuated the area face the possibility of not being able to return for a long time. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 12:35 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano jumped to 26 on Sunday as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet (61 meters) into the air. In revised figures, Hawaii County officials said another four unspecified structures were covered by lava. Some of...
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In this Saturday, May 5, 2018 photo, a new fissure erupts in Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 12:28 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano jumped to 26 as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet (61 meters) into the air. In revised figures, Hawaii County...
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Lava burns across the road in the Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
May 06, 2018 - 1:03 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The number of homes destroyed by lava bursting out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has climbed to five. The figure rose as many evacuees prepared for the eruption to last for weeks or even months. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island...
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Lava burns across the road in the Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
May 05, 2018 - 11:49 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow. Lava spurted from volcanic vents, toxic gas filled the air and strong earthquakes —...
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