American Disasters - Great Kansas Disasters
Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers
Great American Disasters State by State
Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming
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.
1955 Udall Kansas Tornado __ Provides storm reports, event summary, survivors stories, memorial list and photographs. - illustrated - From tornadochaser.com - http://www.tornadochaser.com/UDALL/
FEMA: Kansas State Disaster History __ Kansas 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=20
Kansas Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ "Kansas Events that touched our ancestor's lives: floods, fires, Tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, train wrecks, tragic accidents ... " You will find original news articles about Kansas disasters along with links to additional resources. -
From gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/ks/
Kansas Tornado History - Historical Tornado Facts __ ""Tornado History, Tornado Historical Photos. Important Historical Tornado Facts" - illustrated - From tornadochaser.com -
Kansas tornadoes __ An index of wikipedia articles about tornadoes in Kansas. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Kansas_tornadoes
Natural disasters in Kansas __ An index of wikipedia articles about natural disasters in Kansas. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Natural_disasters_in_Kansas
Ottawa, KS Train Wreck, Jan 1912 __ "A freight train on the Missouri Pacific railway crashed through a trestle twenty miles west of here at 11:30 o’clock Sunday night. Ten minutes later another freight train plunged through the same trestle. The wreckage caught fire." Original news stories and more. - From Rosemarie/gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/ks/trains/ottawa-trainwreckjan1912.htm
Tornado history of Kansas, Historical photos and video __ "History Tornado, tornado history, History Kansas tornadoes, Historical Tornadoes." Well, you pretty much name it. If it is about Kansas tornadoes it may well likely be here. Video, articles, news and more. - illustrated - From tornadochaser.com - http://www.tornadochaser.com/2000history.htm
Washington, KS Tornado, Jul 1932 __ "Scores of persons were homeless here today, victims of a Fourth of July tornado which struck in southeastern Nebraska and Northern Kansas, killing at least four persons, injuring approximately fifty others, and wrecking more than 100 buildings." You will find original news reports. - From Sandi
Carter/gendisasters.com - http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/ks/tornadoes/washington-tornadojul1932.htm
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