From Florida Largest Mass Evacuation in American History

 

A photo of traffic on Interstate 75 as residents and visitors evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 8, 2017 in Punta Gorda, FL.BRIAN BLANCO/STRINGER/GETTY IMAGES Courtesy Wired

From Wired:

“…with plenty of warning, as many as 6 million people could book it out of the state’s three most populous counties, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, ahead of Saturday’s landfall. That, added to exoduses from the Florida Keys and surrounding towns, would make this the largest mass evacuation in American history, beating 2005’s Houston-area Hurricane Rita exit by millions.”

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wired.com/2017/09/4-maps-show-gigantic-hurricane-irma-evacuation

World War Two Bomb Causes Massive Evacuation In French Town

An interesting piece from the London Daily Mail. I have often written about unexploded World War Two bombs in Europe. There are several hundreds of thousands of what used to be known as “UXBs”

 

More than 3,000 evacuate French city after massive British WWII bomb found near town hall

 

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A 250kg bomb, containing approximately 70 kilos of high explosives, was discovered around Rennes’s town hall area during the works on the new metro line. Photo courtesy of www.ibtimes.co.uk)

 

Workers spent two hours defusing the aged weapon, which is believed to have been dropped by Britain’s Royal Air Force between 1943 and 1944 as the Allies fought Nazi Germany.

The discovery of a gigantic World War II bomb forced thousands of residents to flee their homes in the French city of Rennes on Sunday.

More than 3,000 people were evacuated after the potentially devastating 550-pound device was found near the city’s town hall, reports France 24.

Workers building a new metro line were stunned to unearth the aged weapon – which was packed with 155-pounds of high-grade explosives.

All homes and businesses within 300 yards of the scene were cleared, including a fire station and a home for the elderly.

Bomb disposal experts then moved in to disarm the shell, in what was described as a “very delicate operation.”

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/thousands-evacuate-french-city-discovery-wwii-bomb-article-1.2021466