evacuation evacuation  /ɪ ˌvæk jə ˈweɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of removing the contents of something
  2. (n) the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
  3. (n) the bodily process of discharging waste matter

Usage(s):

  1. You've survived an emergency airplane evacuation.
  2. The evacuation of the school children could have been a success; it might have been, even apart from its war purpose, a social revolution.
  3. Evacuations intensified Saturday morning after coastal parishes issued mandatory evacuation orders.

News

  1. Colo. wildfire forces evacuation of 900 prisoners

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire forced the evacuation of more than 900 prisoners at a state prison southwest of Colorado Springs early Wednesday, one of four blazes along Colorado's Front Range that destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to flee.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Evacuation order given for La Veta fire

    Evacuation orders have been issued for residents around a 10-acre wildfire burning in Huerfano County near the town of La...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 31 Denver

  3. Evacuation plans Hurricane Floyd to now

    The Hurricane Floyd evacuation gridlock in 1999 drove an overhaul of how the state handles storm traffic. Here’s a side-by-side look at some of the changes:
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

Quotes

  1. "The reasons you're not seeing dramatic stories of rescue is because we had a successful evacuation," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. "The only reason we don't have more tales of people in grave danger is because everyone...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Michael Chertoff Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "Should there be a timetable, that would serve as a positive sign," Larijani said. "The clearest sign would be an exit or evacuation of American forces from the region."
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Ali Larijani Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The fire is close to our home, and there was a mandatory evacuation. My husband is illegally there, fighting the fire," Seymour told People magazine.
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Jane Seymour Source: Forbes

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