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  • v. Present participle of evacuate.

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Examples

  • Yes, blaming people for not evacuating is idiotic -- poor people who don't have cars, can't afford hotel rooms and can't charter a bus like some hotel guests did.

    09/01/2005

  • How can the gov't be helpless in evacuating people?

    09/01/2005

  • In the NY Times Monday is an article describing the problems New Orlean hospitals faced in evacuating their patients after Hurricane Katrina hit and the levees broke.

    Think Progress » Evacuation Priorities

  • The DOD was involved in evacuating special needs residents of Beaumont, Texas before Hurricane Rita.

    Think Progress » Brown’s Revisionist History

  • The affected areas are all the southeastern parishes including the New Orleans Metropolitan area and the mid state Interstate I-49 corridor and northern parishes along the I-20 corridor that are accepting the thousands of citizens evacuating from the areas expecting to be flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

    Think Progress » BREAKING: Brown Falsely Smears Blanco Under Oath

  • “The affected areas are all the southeastern parishes including the New Orleans Metropolitan area and the mid state Interstate I-49 corridor and northern parishes along the I-20 corridor that are accepting the thousands of citizens evacuating from the areas expecting to be flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina.”

    Think Progress » BREAKING: Brown Falsely Smears Blanco Under Oath

  • In the case of Katrina, there was huge fleet of school buses the mayor could have dispatched to aid in evacuating people unable to leave on their own.

    Think Progress » Cheney Runs Into Trouble With the Locals

  • Is this not specific enough for you: “The affected areas are all the southeastern parishes including the New Orleans Metropolitan area and the mid state Interstate I-49 corridor and northern parishes along the I-20 corridor that are accepting the thousands of citizens evacuating from the areas expecting to be flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. ”

    Think Progress » BREAKING: Brown Falsely Smears Blanco Under Oath

  • And to call the JACL "relatively benign" is incredible; this was an organization that fell all over itself to ingratiate itself with the U.S. government after Pearl Harbor, to the point of assisting the government in evacuating Japanese Americans, fighting community efforts at resisting the program of internment, surreptitiously cooperating with the FBI in the prosecution of people who resisted the internment, and urging internees to volunteer for the U.S. army.

    IsThatLegal?

  • On April 9 Dallaire watched covetously as just over a thousand French, Belgian, and Italian soldiers descended on Kigali Airport to begin evacuating their expatriates.

    Bystanders to Genocide

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  • There came a moment when we had to consider evacuating the settlement. This is probably not what I'm talking about. A cyclone had been brewing for days and the weather reports had been getting progressively gloomier. Everyone had various tasks to do and my responsibilities included reading the cyclone reports at the radio station. When the boss came into the office with a very severe expression and a carefully typed statement I knew the worst was being prepared for. So I sat at the microphone, cleared my throat, flicked the switch to broadcast and read the statement. The order to evacuate was being given. Inspection teams would be moving through the streets in one hour to ensure that all residents had moved to the cyclone shelter. The end of the statement struck me as being very dark, very final. 'There shall be no further broadcasts.' I felt as if I was presiding over the end of the world itself. I turned off the transmitter, locked the door and pressed the Big Red Button for the evacuation siren. It was a terrifying noise. Whenever I think of dying I hear that siren.

    December 11, 2007