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.
Delaware 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 accounts and more. -
From gendisasters.com -
DEMA - Home __ "The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is the lead
state agency for coordination of comprehensive emergency preparedness,
training, response, recovery and mitigation services in order to save lives,
protect Delaware's economic base and reduce the impact of emergencies."
Learn about the agency and its disaster preparedness activities. - From
State of Delaware -
Flooding in Delaware and
the Eastern Shore of...
__ Information about the flooding from Hurricane
Floyd is September, '99. - illustrated - From usgs.gov -