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East Yorkshire flooding worsens as residents evacuated from homes

Image copyright Environment Agency/PA Media Image caption Homes have been evacuated in East Cowick Residents in parts of East Yorkshire were evacuated from their homes overnight as water levels rose rapidly. The flooding at East Cowick came as fields in the area, holding vast quantities of flood water from the River Aire, began to overtop. Emergency services deployed boats to ...

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Residents in Bewdley evacuated as flood defences breach

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionRiver levels rise at Ironbridge Residents in Worcesershire have had to evacuate their homes as flood waters rose above defensive barriers. It comes as two severe flood warning remain in place in Shropshire with the River Severn at risk of overtopping defences in Ironbridge. Sally Yardley left her ground floor flat in Bewdley ...

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Plane With Canadians Evacuated From Japan’s Quarantined Cruise Ship Lands in Ontario

The quarantined ship Diamond Princess is pictured through barbed wire at Yokohama port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (Image: AP) The Diamond Princess, which is moored in Yokohama near Tokyo, is the biggest coronavirus cluster outside the Chinese epicenter, with more than 600 cases confirmed among the 3,700 passengers and crew. AFP Last Updated: February 21, 2020, 5:20 PM IST ...

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Storm Dennis: Dozens evacuated as severe flood warnings remain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents were rescued from their homes by boat in Hereford on Monday Dozens of people have spent the night away from home as severe flood warnings remain in place across parts of the UK. One woman died after being swept away in floodwater in Worcestershire, while hundreds of homes have been flooded in extreme ...

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Coronavirus: Forty Americans evacuated from cruise ship infected

Image copyright EPA Image caption There are around 3,400 on board the Diamond Princess Forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess are infected with new coronavirus, a US official says. They are among 400 people from the US leaving the vessel docked in Japan. Most are due to depart for the US on two government-chartered aircraft. ...

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Singapore Bank Evacuated After Staff Tests Positive

Representative image (Reuters/Tyrone Siu) Singapore had previously reported 47 cases of the new virus, the Health Ministry of the island city-state confirmed. AFP Last Updated: February 12, 2020, 4:32 PM IST Singapore: Leading Singaporean multinational bank DBS bank on Wednesday cleared its downtown office and told some 300 employees to work from home after one of its staff ...

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Coronavirus: Singapore bank evacuated after worker falls ill

Image copyright Reuters Around 300 employees have been evacuated from Singapore’s biggest bank, DBS, after one person fell ill with the new coronavirus. All 300 had been working on the same floor, the 43rd, and were sent home on Wednesday. “As a precautionary measure, all employees on the affected floor vacated the premises to work from home,” DBS said in ...

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Hong Kong Housing Block Evacuated After Double Coronavirus Find

For representation. (Reuters) Residents were forced to leave in the early hours as health officials in masks and white overalls scrambled to work out whether the virus had spread through the complex of some 3,000 people. AFP Last Updated: February 11, 2020, 9:57 AM IST Hong Kong: More than 100 people were evacuated from a 35-storey Hong Kong ...

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Brentwood sinkhole: Car falls into hole and homes evacuated

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionEmergency crews were called to the scene in the early hours A car has fallen into a sinkhole in Essex and six homes have had to be evacuated due to “unstable ground”. The Toyota Prius became trapped in Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, after the collapse early on Monday. The fire service said ...

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