Troops aid evacuations in flood-ravaged northern England

World Dec 28, 2015

Troops aid evacuations in flood-ravaged northern England

British soldiers helped evacuate hundreds of people from rising floodwaters in the historic city of York on Sunday, after heavy rainfall inundated towns and cities across northern England. Prime Minister David Cameron pledged more military help for the region as the army was deployed to ...

23 homes lost in Washington state wildfire; residents told to flee

World Jun 30, 2015

23 homes lost in Washington state wildfire; residents told to flee

A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three commercial buildings near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, state police and emergency management officials said on Monday. The so-called Sleepy Hollow fire has scorched an estimated 3,000 acres (1,200 ...

National Jun 3, 2015

Ministry to require portable toilets, drinking water in elevators

The infrastructure ministry and the elevator industry agreed that drinking water and portable toilets should be stored in elevators in preparation for emergency stoppages after earthquakes, the ministry said. The agreement was reached at a meeting after a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck near islands south of ...