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.
American Airlines Flight 1420
__ "American Airlines Flight 1420 was a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth
International Airport to Little Rock National Airport in USA. On June 1,
1999, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (registration number N215AA) overran the
runway upon landing in Little Rock and crashed." an encyclopedic article. -
From wikipedia -
Arkansas Disasters Floods,
Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ "Events that touched our
ancestor's lives: Arkansas floods, fires, Tornadoes, hurricanes, storms,
mining accidents, explosions, train wrecks, ..." - From gendisasters.com -
FEMA: Arkansas State Disaster History __ Arkansas 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 -
Flood of 1927 -
Encyclopedia of Arkansas __ "The Flood of 1927 was the most destructive and
costly flood in Arkansas history and one of the worst in the history of the
nation. It afflicted Arkansas with a greater amount of devastation, both
human and monetary, than the other affected states in the Mississippi River
Valley." A good overview. - illustrated - From encyclopediaofarkansas.net -
MARCH 1, 1997, ARKANSAS TORNADO OUTBREAK __ "Arkansas Tornado Outbreak.
OVERVIEW. The devastating severe weather that occurred ... On the afternoon
of March 1, 1997, 16 tornadoes tore through Arkansas, ..." A PDF file,
Acrobat Reader needed. - From weather.gov -