Authorities have advised about 200 people who live near the Des Lacs River in northwest North Dakota to evacuate their homes because a dam might fail, though it did not appear early Wednesday that any had heeded the warning.
BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press
, April 13, 2011
Giving local officials power to order people from their homes in emergencies proved too much for the North Dakota Senate on Friday, with one lawmaker calling the idea “virtually the same as imposing martial law.”
North Dakota’s homeland security director has been advocating the measure, which he said would be used only in circumstances where it was deemed necessary to save lives.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, April 02, 2011
BISMARCK (AP) — Local North Dakota emergency managers are supporting a bill in the Legislature to give them power to order mandatory evacuations in emergencies. People who refuse to leave could be fined $500.
North Dakota homeland security director Greg Wilz said the authority is necessary to save lives.
CAIRO — EgyptAir’s staff scuffled with frantic passengers, food supplies were dwindling, flight information was nonexistent — and some policemen even demanded substantial bribes before allowing foreigners to board their planes.
By Tarek El-Tablawy, The Associated Press
, February 02, 2011
Grass fires near Perham, Minn., on Thursday prompted the evacuation of 12 homes and some businesses.
No homes or other structures were damaged by the fires, which sprang up in several places near Perham Thursday morning, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department.
By Dave Olson, Forum Communications Co.
, April 02, 2010
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