evacuation : Definition, Usages, News and More

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i vak yuh way shuhn

  • n  the act of removing the contents of something
  • n  the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
  • n  the bodily process of discharging waste matter

  • You've survived an emergency airplane evacuation.
  • Should another evacuation be called, he says, "we have to make it more practical for people to leave than to stay.
  • The evacuation of the school children could have been a success; it might have been, even apart from its war purpose, a social revolution.
News & Articles

  • 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...
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 31 Denver
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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:
    June 11, 2013 - The Post and Courier

  • Michael Chertoff in Dallas Morning News
    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...
  • Ali Larijani in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Jane Seymour in Forbes
    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.

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