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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Evacuation

This year
# New Zealand
Tens of thousands of homes evacuated in New Zealand as tropical storm hits
“Things will get worse before they get better,” Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said.
Last year
# kherson
Pro-Kremlin officials say 50,000 will be evacuated from Kherson
Kherson was the first city to fall to Russian forces after the Kremlin launched its invasion on February 24.
# Ukrainian medevac
Ukrainian soldiers including one Irish citizen flown home on flight into Dublin
The Ukrainian military personnel, injured in the fighting against Russian forces, arrived on a Romanian aircraft into Dublin.
# Evacuation
Tropical Storm Ian to strengthen into a hurricane and head toward Cuba and Florida
Ian was forecast to intensify rapidly and become a major hurricane as soon as late Monday.
# mullins hill
Two firefighters injured in Killiney gorse blaze
The area is less than a kilometre from the coast and also near Killiney Golf Club.
# Evacuation
Thousands told to evacuate before 'life-threatening' Sydney flood
The city’s Warragamba Dam began to spill in the early hours of this morning.
# Evacuation
Ukrainian port city evacuation bid fails for second time due to continued shelling
A safe corridor had been agreed upon to evacuate Mariupol and Volnovakha.
All time
# Flooding
Floods displace thousands in Malaysia
The Meteorological Department warned that heavy rain was expected to persist in 12 of the country’s 16 states and territories throughout tomorrow.
# Indonesia
Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption
At least 27 people are still missing after Mount Semeru erupted following heavy rain in the Lumajang district of East Java.
# Evacuation
Flights scrapped as new volcanic eruptions hit Canaries
Video footage from the civil guard showed a garden in the area completely covered in thick ash.
# US Troops
Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure
The US President will deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
Taliban spokesman claims "victory" over US was given to the group after "20 years of sacrifice".
US President to deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
EU states are trying to decide how to help Afghanistan's neighbouring countries take in refugees.
US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years
Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
# Afghanistan
Taliban assures Ireland, US, and UK that people can leave Afghanistan after tomorrow's deadline
The US and UK have admitted that they will not be able to evacuate everyone by 31 August.
# Afghanistan
US carry out air strike on explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning
A Taliban spokesman confirmed the incident, saying a car bomb destined for the airport had been destroyed.
# Kabul
Final dedicated evacuation flight to UK departs Kabul as troops set to leave
Any further flights from Kabul would be a mix of both evacuees and UK troops and diplomatic staff.
# Kabul
PHOTOS: The Army Rangers' mission to evacuate Irish people from Afghanistan
The Army Ranger Wing is a unit within the Defence Forces.
Earlier this week, an Irish mission of Army Rangers evacuated 26 Irish people from Afghanistan.
The Army Ranger Wing is a unit within the Defence Forces.
Its roles are divided into conventional warfare roles and specialist anti-terror roles.
# Afghanistan
Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport
Nearly 90,000 Afghans and foreigners have fled Afghanistan via the US-led airlift.
# Evacuation
Simon Coveney warns that not all Irish citizens may be evacuated from Kabul by end of August
A team of Irish diplomats supported by the military has been deployed to Afghanistan to help evacuate any citizens still in the country.
# Afghanistan
Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul
It comes as the Taliban close in on Kabul after seizing a series of provincial capitals in its advance across the country.
# Wildfires
Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.
# Baggot Street
'Nothing suspicious' found following Department of Health evacuation
Gardaí attended the scene at Miesian Plaza on Baggot Street in Dublin after 1pm today.
# Coronavirus
US to evacuate Americans from quarantined cruise ship in Japan
Washington will send a plane to Japan for the evacuation tomorrow.
# Coronavirus
Three Irish citizens evacuated from Wuhan begin fortnight in UK quarantine
There have been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK so far.
# Wildfires
Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires
At least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes.
# Evacuation
Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the blaze had expanded over six square miles.
# Edenderry
Five suspected pipe bombs made safe after buildings evacuated in Offaly
A number of buildings in Edenderry were evacuated last night.
# Evacuation
Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas
Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate.
# Flooding
Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain
Two men were killed in their cars during heavy flooding.
# Evacuation
'No evidence of violence': USA Today HQ evacuated following reports of armed man in the building
The police said it found “no evidence of any acts of violence or any injuries”.
# cyclone fani
Mass evacuations as biggest tropical storm in decades hits India
Forecasters say the area could see gusts of up to 200 kilometres per hour.
# Evacuation
55 firefighters tackle overnight blaze at Belfast apartment block
Eighty people had to leave the building.
# Evacuation
1,300 people being evacuated from cruise ship off coast of Norway due to engine problems
Police reported the passengers would be evacuated by helicopter.
# postal depot
Limerick device 'appears identical' to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by 'IRA'
Around 175 staff have been evacuated and postal services in Limerick are off today.
# Charged
Man charged with possessing imitation firearm at family law court in December
The man, who is in his mid-forties, was arrested and taken to the Bridewell Garda station following the incident.
Third Derry security alert in a day, after van abandoned outside girls' school
This incident is one of three security alerts that police in Derry have been dealing with today.
# Drogheda
Houses evacuated after suspected pipe bomb is found by gardaí carrying out drugs search
A man and a woman have been arrested.
# Waterford
Waterford courthouse and shopping centre evacuated after suspicious device discovered
A security cordon is currently in place at the courthouse on Catherine Street in Waterford City .
# Guatemala
Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire
The 3,763-metre volcano is one of the most active in Central America.
# category 4
Hurricane Florence expected to deliver 'direct hit' to US East Coast
President Trump said this is one of the worst storms to hit the east coast in many years.
# bank buildings
'Grave concerns' that Belfast Primark store building may collapse after major fire
The store in Belfast city centre was evacuated earlier today.
# crisis
Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse
A partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain and sent a wall of water surging through six villages