American Disasters - Great Connecticut Disasters
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Great American Disasters State by State
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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.
So 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.
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American Airlines Flight 1572 __ "At some point during the descent, the sink rate alarm went off immediately followed by a loud thump as the plane began shearing off treetops along Park Mountain Ridge. It was later estimated the plane was at 770' elevation at this point. The Captain advanced the throttles full but the trees had been ingested into the engines causing them to flame out and shut down." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_1572
Bridgeport, CT Flood, Jul 1905 __ "Two men were drowned and fifty other persons were drowned and fifty other persons were rescued early this morning in a flood which took houses from their foundations, tore vessels from their moorings, wrecked four bridges and did widespread damage about the city." You will find original news accounts and more. - From Linda Horton/gendisasters.com - http://www3.gendisasters.com/connecticut/1331/bridgeport,-ct-flood,-jul-1905
Connecticut Disasters __ An index of Connecticut disasters. - From Connecticut State Library - http://lists.libct.org/Disasters.htm
Connecticut Earthquake Information __ An overview and history of Connecticut earthquakes. - From usgs.gov - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states.php?region=Connecticut
Connecticut Tornadoes __ Connecticut tornadoes from 1950 to 1995, listed by County. - From tornadoproject.com - http://www.tornadoproject.com/alltorns/cttorn.htm
FEMA: Connecticut State Disaster History __ Connecticut 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 - http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters_state.fema?id=9
Historic Disasters: Connecticut Disasters __ You will find a list of Connecticut disasters. Each list entry is a live link to additional information. - From olddisasters.blogspot.com - http://olddisasters.blogspot.com/2007/12/connecticut-disasters.html
List of Connecticut tornadoes __ A list and timeline of Connecticut tornadoes with brief bits of information about each. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Connecticut_tornadoes
New England Hurricane of 1938 __ "It made landfall in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York on September 21, 1938 as a strong Category 3 hurricane on the present-day Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale with a central pressure of 946 mbar (hPa).... It then traveled across Long Island Sound into Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and finally into Canada while still moving at an unusually high speed." An encyclopedic article - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_New_England_Hurricane
Research Guide to The Hartford Circus Fire, July 6, 1944 __ A brief overview of the fire and numerous resources. - From Connecticut State Library - http://www.cslib.org/circusfire.htm
Wallingford, CT Tornado, Aug 1878 __ "For two or three weeks there seemed to be more and greater thunder showers than the people of New England had ever experienced. Wind blowing with the force of a tornado frequently accompanied the, especially those that occurred on the eight and ninth of August." Original news accounts. - From gendisasters.com - http://www3.gendisasters.com/connecticut/874/wallingford,-ct-tornado,-aug-1878
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