English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "evacuate"

The office tower was well-organized for emergencies, so evacuation of the entire building only took about 5 minutesPolice had to evacuate the building because of a bomb scare.

The office tower was well-organized for emergencies, so evacuation of the entire building only took about 5 minutes.

The embassy is working to evacuate its staff from the country before the conflict gets any worse.

The school was evacuated after a fire broke out in the chemistry lab.

As flood waters rose, officials ordered residents to evacuate the area.

The evacuation of the city during the crisis was carried out with the aid of the military.

Police had very little time to evacuate the airport after a bomb threat was received.

Many buildings were damaged during the earthquake, so city officials ordered an immediate evacuation of the area hardest hit.

The workers had to be evacuated to a safe spot after the factory caught fire.

The school was evacuated after a student phoned in a bomb threat.

Many firemen and policemen were killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center when the towers collapsed while they were trying to evacuate them.

There was a fire, and we had to evacuate the building.

If you live near a volcano, you need to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice.

On April 17, 1946, the French evacuated their troops from Syria, and the country became a fully self-governing republic.

In 1974, 8,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes as floodwaters flowed through the main streets of Brisbane, Australia.

More than 250,000 people have been evacuated from areas around a rain-swollen lake in central China.

In 1957, nuclear wastes stored by the Soviet Union in a remote mountain region of the Urals exploded. Radioactive contamination affected thousands of square miles, and several villages had to be permanently evacuated.

Our troops in Iraq should be evacuated to a safe zone.

We must evacuate if we hear the alarm.

Discussion question: Have you ever had to evacuate a building? Talk about it.

Find someone who has had to evacuate a building for a fire drill.


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