ΝΕΑ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΦΙΛΤΡΟ ΦΕΛΛΟΥ

Νέα και Παράξενα-Σελίδες εναλλακτικής πληροφόρησης και ειδήσεων-alternative informations

Thousands forced from homes by wind-whipped grass fire in southern Alberta

Posted by satyrikon στο Σεπτεμβρίου 11, 2012

Originally posted on National Post | News:

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — High winds were fuelling a massive grass fire in southern Alberta on Monday, prompting precautionary evacuations in at least three communities.

However, conditions were improving by late evening with officials saying water bombers had managed to knock back the flames, and cooler temperatures were also helping.

[np-related /]

Residents of Coalhurst and Milk River — with populations of 2,200 and 800 respectively — were ordered out of their homes, along with rural residents in the region.

A mobile home park in the much larger city of Lethbridge was also cleared and the city declared a state of emergency.

Evacuees from Coalhurst and Lethbridge were being directed to congregate at three points — a gymnasium in Lethbridge, the Enmax building in Lethbridge and the community centre in Picture Butte.

The people of Milk River were told to go to the nearby town of Raymond.

Barbara Edgecombe-Green, spokeswoman for…

View original 835 more words

About these ads

Υποβολή απάντησης

Εισάγετε τα παρακάτω στοιχεία ή επιλέξτε ένα εικονίδιο για να συνδεθείτε:

WordPress.com Logo

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό WordPress.com. Log Out / Αλλαγή )

Twitter picture

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Twitter. Log Out / Αλλαγή )

Facebook photo

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Facebook. Log Out / Αλλαγή )

Google+ photo

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Google+. Log Out / Αλλαγή )

Σύνδεση με %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 957 other followers

%d bloggers like this: