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.
Idaho Social Studies -
Idaho History -
City Boise, Idaho - Idaho Tourism -
Idaho Disasters -
Idaho Geography -
Lesson Plans - Idaho Colleges and Universities
FEMA: Idaho State Disaster History __ Idaho 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
Hailey, ID Mine Snowslide, Feb 1917 __ "Fifteen men were killed and 15
injured when a giant snowslide destroyed the bunkhouse, compressor houes
[sic] and warehouse of the North Star mine, 12 miles northeast of Hailey,
Idaho, at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning." Original news accounts and more. -
From Linda Houston -
Historic Disasters: Idaho Disasters __ You will find a list of Idaho
disasters. Each list entry is a live link to additional information. - From olddisasters.blogspot.com -
Idaho 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 of Idaho disasters. - From gendisasters.com -
Idaho Earthquake Information __ An overview and history of Idaho
earthquakes. - From usgs.gov -
Idaho Earthquake Information __ "The purpose of Idaho Earthquake Information
is to monitor, analyze, and report seismic events in Idaho and the
surrounding region so that Idaho's seismic hazards may be better understood.
The Idaho Geological Survey maintains continuing partnerships with the
United States Geological Survey, the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, and
regional seismic networks." Detailed quake information. - From uidaho.edu -
Idaho Tornadoes __ All known Idaho tornadoes from 1880 to 2000, listed by
county. - From tornadoproject.com -
Responding to Idaho Disasters
__ Information from UI Cooperative Extension
System relating to disasters in Idaho, preparation and response. - From uidaho.edu -
SL-1 __ "The SL-1, or Stationary Low-Power Reactor Number One, was a United
States Army experimental nuclear power reactor which underwent a steam
explosion and meltdown in January 1961, killing its three operators." An
encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia -
Teton Dam __ "The collapse of the dam resulted in the death of 11 people...
and 13,000 head of cattle." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia -