These pages do not begin to cover all the disasters that have
taken place in every state. There is also controversy over
what constitutes and defines a "great" disaster from any other kind.
All disasters are "great" to those directly involved in them.
these pages are a mix of "great" and "not so great" disasters.
The major disasters are all covered in the larger sites I have
linked to as resources and the rest are related items of interest.
For example, you might not find a particular major disaster on
this list, but it will be included in a site such as gendisasters.com, which is one of the resources found here.
This is an excellent place to begin your research. The
links found here lead to an ever widening amount of information.
Good luck in your efforts.
Arizona Earthquake Information Center - AEIC __ "The purpose of the AEIC is
to collect and distribute information on Arizona earthquakes, and to conduct
research on them. We are located in the Geology Department on the campus of
Northern Arizona University. Feel free to explore the pages within via the
various links on the left side of the screen." - From Northern Arizona
Arizona Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster __ "Arizona VOAD is the
Arizona state chapter of NVOAD (National VOAD). It consists of organizations
active in disaster response through the state of Arizona." Learn about the
organization, goals and accomplishments. - From azvoad.org -
Arizona Wildfires - Arizona Forest Fires - Arizona Wild Fires __ "Wildfires
affect large portions of the state of Arizona, which has six national
forests in addition to the desert areas. Here are resources for
up-to-the-minute forest fire information for Arizona." - From about.com -
Emergency Preparedness - Just in Case Arizona! __ "For many years, your
state government has been working to better respond to emergencies. Now,
it's time to do your part." Arizona emergency preparedness advice. - From justincasearizona.com -
FEMA: Arizona State Disaster History __ Arizona Disaster History. Major
Disaster Declarations. Click on the 'disaster #' on the right side of the
list to access detailed information including images and more. - illustrated
- From FEMA -
Sunshine Mine Fire - A View From The Inside __ "Knowledge gained from
analysis of the Sunshine fire also has many applications in commerce and
industry, as well as in the home. But that story will come later. Today's
story begins with a recap of the first hours of calamity on May 2, 1972." -
From United States Mine Rescue Association -
Yampai, AZ Train Wreck, Mar 1928 __ "Three persons were killed, one
seriously injured and several others shaken up and bruised late last night
when No. 10 Santa Fe passenger train, the scout, was derailed at Yampai,
Ariz." You will find original news articles and more. - From Stu Beitler/gendisasters.com