List of mass evacuations

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Evacuees fleeing Hurricane Rita in Texas, United States

This list of mass evacuations includes emergency evacuations of a large number of people in a short period of time. An emergency evacuation is the movement of persons from a dangerous place due to the threat or occurrence of a disastrous event whether from natural or man made causes or as the result of war.

Ancient times[edit]

  • 480 BC - The Greek officer of state and navy commander Themistocles ordered the evacuation of Athens as a strategic countermeasure to the approaching Persian army, leading to 100,000 inhabitants being displaced in the late summer.

1st century[edit]

5th century[edit]

13th century[edit]

14th century[edit]

19th Century[edit]

20th century[edit]

U.S. military dependents board USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in the aftermath of the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo.

21st century[edit]

Evacuees at evacuation site Mira Mesa High School


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