#Evacuation

.Canterbury Plains, New Zealand
The new Zealand Meteorological Service has issued a rare "red" warning for the area. (Photo Credit-representative image/Unsplash)

  • State of emergency has been declared in New Zealand's Canterbury due to flooding and heavy rainfall
  • "Heavy rain is set to continue till Monday", says Kris Faaroi, Acting Minister of Emergency Mnagement
  • "4000 people can be forced to evacuate if Ashburton Rriver breaks," says Neil Brown, mayor of Ashburton

.Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
SEG Plaza in Shenzhen's Futian district is 300 metre high. (Photo Credit-representative image/Unsplash)

  • One of China's tallest skyscrapers in the southern city of Shenzhen started shaking on Tuesday 
  • The tower began to shake around 1 pm, and later the building was evacuated  and sealed
  • The tower is home to a major electronics market and offices

.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The volcano had been rumbling for months. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • La Soufriere had been a dormant volcano for decades
  • Evacuation operations had been underway for some time
  • Scientists say it could continue erupting for days

.St Lucia
The government of St Vincent issued a red alert regarding an active volcano that is likely to erupt and ordered mandatory evacuations in the nearby region. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The emergency management wing of the island started the evacuation operations
  • People opting to go to other Islands need to be vaccinated against COVID-19
  • La Soufriere volcano last erupted in 1979

.Piney Point, MD, USA
Manatee County Public Safety Department tweeted about the announcement. (Photo Credit: (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash))

  • Governor Ron DeSantis wrote about the emergency declaration on Twitter
  • Crews detected leak in one of the containment walls on March 27
  • Discharge of toxic water likely to flood nearby Tampa Bay homes

.Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand was hit by three earthquakes. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The strongest earthquake was recorded in New Zealand at 8.1 magnitude
  • New Zealand has cancelled tsunami evacuation orders
  • American Samoa and Hawaii have also cancelled the warnings 

Several properties are ablaze and several fields have been blackened. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Smoke from the fires sent ash falling in the Perth city centre
  • Firefighters were working in "extremely volatile" conditions with temperatures hitting 37 degree Celsius
  • Locals said they were woken by emergency alerts 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Capitol has been placed under lockdown. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced a curfew in the capital
  • Capitol Police sent orders for Congressional staff to leave the Cannon building
  • This comes after Trump called on his followers to protest the certification of Joe Biden's election victory