Evacuation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Jackson Evacuation Order Downgraded http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-evacuation-order-downgraded <p>A geologist and landslide consultant says the chance of a sudden, catastrophic slope failure on East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson is only about 5 percent. As a result, town emergency services have downgraded their evacuation order, allowing most businesses in the Hillside building to reopen this morning. Some businesses and many residences remain under an evacuation order.</p><p></p><p>At a community meeting last night, Acting Chief of Police Cole Nethercott asked residents not to take unnecessary risks by entering the evacuation area on their own.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 56670 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Evacuation Order Downgraded Fire near Upton forces evacuations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-near-upton-forces-evacuations <p>Twelve homes have been evacuated because of a fire near Upton, in northeast Wyoming, and another 20 are on pre-evacuation status.</p><p>Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard says the fire is a mile east of Upton and isn’t threatening the town at the moment, but he says residents need to be vigilant.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:53:27 +0000 Willow Belden 29586 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire near Upton forces evacuations Natural Gas Well Leak Prompts Evacuations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/natural-gas-well-leak-prompts-evacuations <p>A natural gas leak 10 miles northeast of Douglas has caused dozens of residents to evacuate their homes.</p><p>The natural gas site, operated by Cheasapeake Energy, began leaking gas around 4pm yesterday, and by last night, Chesapeake official John Dill says area residents were notified that they should evacuate.</p><p>&quot;We contacted approximately 67 residents in homes in about a 2.5 mile radius of this location, and asked them to consider a voluntary evacuation to area hotels, which is going to be paid for by the company,&quot; says Dill.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:26:15 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 23108 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Natural Gas Well Leak Prompts Evacuations