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Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Authorities are placing the containment figure on the Black Forest fire at 45 percent, saying that evacuation orders will begin being slowly lifted.The wildfire has destroyed near…

West Wing Evacuated Due to Overheated Transformer

West Wing Evacuated Due to Overheated Transformer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The West Wing of the White House was evacuated early Saturday morning due to an overheated transformer.“Early this morning, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm…

Infant Evacuated from Hospital during Hurricane Sandy Returns for Surgery

Infant Evacuated from Hospital during Hurricane Sandy Returns for Surgery

Jeremy Donovan(NEW YORK) — A Long Island infant was back at NYU Langone Medical Center last week for his second heart surgery, prompting the usual jitters from his parents. But they knew it would be nothing like his first heart surgery.
William “Will”…

Connecticut Shooting: Threat Forces Evacuation of Newtown Church

Connecticut Shooting: Threat Forces Evacuation of Newtown Church

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Members of the shattered community of Newtown, Conn., struggling to come to grips with the loss of 20 children and six adults massacred by Adam Lanza, faced a new shock Sunday when a threat was made agains…

New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Forced to Evacuate Patients After Sandy

New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Forced to Evacuate Patients After Sandy

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Center has evacuated hundreds of patients to other hospitals, according to city officials, making it the latest hospital in the city forced to transfer patients after damage from Supers…

New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Forced to Evacuate Patients After Sandy

New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Forced to Evacuate Patients After Sandy

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Center has evacuated hundreds of patients to other hospitals, according to city officials, making it the latest hospital in the city forced to transfer patients after damage from Supers…

New York’s Bellevue Hospital Set to Evacuate After Sandy

New York’s Bellevue Hospital Set to Evacuate After Sandy

ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York City’s Bellevue Hospital and its remaining 700 patients have struggled along in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with failing power, partially lighted halls and no computers, making it difficult to locate patients within…

Biden Praises Storm Relief Effort, Says It’ll Take a ‘Herculean Effort’

Biden Praises Storm Relief Effort, Says It’ll Take a ‘Herculean Effort’

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — On a day when the Democratic ticket held no campaign events due to Hurricane Sandy, Vice President Joe Biden lauded the storm relief efforts across the country and said it’s going to take a &ldq…

Game On? McCain Blasts Obama on Benghazi at ‘Storm Relief’ Rally

Game On? McCain Blasts Obama on Benghazi at ‘Storm Relief’ Rally

ABC News(ONTARIO, Ohio) — After nearly 48 hours of squall stall, Sen. John McCain has kicked the the presidential campaign back into gear, ripping the Obama administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi during a brief…

Superstorm Sandy Tests Hospital Preparedness

Superstorm Sandy Tests Hospital Preparedness

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When superstorm Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey, it tested the emergency preparedness of hospitals housing some of the region’s most vulnerable residents.Despite all the hospitals’ preparations, the storm’s h…

Superstorm Sandy Tests Hospital Preparedness

Superstorm Sandy Tests Hospital Preparedness

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When superstorm Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey, it tested the emergency preparedness of hospitals housing some of the region’s most vulnerable residents.Despite all the hospitals’ preparations, the storm’s h…

University of Texas, North Dakota U. and Valparaiso Disrupted by Threats

University of Texas, North Dakota U. and Valparaiso Disrupted by Threats

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A trio of universities were disrupted by violent threats this morning although all three campuses were later determined appear to be safe, according to the schools. University of Texas president William Powers, Jr., …

Bomb Threat at San Antonio International Airport Forces Evacuation

Bomb Threat at San Antonio International Airport Forces Evacuation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) — San Antonio International Airport was evacuated when officials there received a “very specific threat” by phone early Wednesday afternoon, an airport spokesman said.The threatening caller identified sp…

Colorado Wildfire Rages On, Forces 32,000 to Evacuate

Colorado Wildfire Rages On, Forces 32,000 to Evacuate

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — About 32,000 people have been evacuated indefinitely from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colo., as a wildfire there continues to grow and threaten homes, officials said Tuesday night.The Waldo Cany…

Colorado Wildfires Spread; Hundreds of Homes Evacuated

Colorado Wildfires Spread; Hundreds of Homes Evacuated

Stockbyte/John Foxx(DENVER) — At least one person is dead after intense wildfires stretching up to 3,000 acres erupted Monday in Colorado’s Front Range Foothills, about 25 miles southwest of Denver, according to the Jefferson County sheriff’s office.&…

Nevada Fire Destroys 20 Homes in Reno; 10K Forced to Evacuate

Nevada Fire Destroys 20 Homes in Reno; 10K Forced to Evacuate

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(RENO, Nev.) — Authorities in Reno, Nev. are battling a wind-whipped brush fire that forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people and destroyed at least 20 homes.The fire started about noon Thursday in an area near U.S. H…

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