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 may 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.
Colorado Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __
"...a look back at the events that touched our ancestor's lives - tornadoes,
fires, floods, hurricanes, train wrecks, mine explosions, and tragic
accidents that became a part of history and our genealogy." You will find
original news articles and more. - From gendisasters.com -
FEMA: Colorado State Disaster History __ Colorado 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 -
New Castle, CO Mine Explosion, Dec 1913 __ "One of the worst coal mine
disasters that has ever happened in Colorado occurred at New Castle last
Tuesday morning at 10:20 o'clock. Coal dust and gas in the west tunnel of
the mine was in some manner ignited and exploded with a detonation that
shook the earth like an earthquake for miles around." You will find original
news accounts and more. - From gendisasters.com -
Thurman, CO Tornado, Aug 1924 __ "Nine persons are known to have bepen
[sic] killed and five injured in a tornado which wrecked at least one
farmhouse near Thurman, Colo., about 100 miles east of Denver, on Sunday,
August 10." Original news stories and more. - From Stu Beitler/gendisasters.com