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.
Continental Airlines Flight 11 __ "Continental Airlines Flight 11,
registration N70775, was a Boeing 707 aircraft which exploded close to
Centerville, Iowa while en route from O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, to
Kansas City, Missouri on May 22, 1962. The aircraft crashed in a clover
field near Unionville, Missouri in Putnam County, Missouri killing all 45
crew and passengers on board. This was the first sabotage of a commercial
jet aircraft in passenger service." an encyclopedic article with links to
additional resources. - From wikipedia -
FEMA: Missouri State Disaster History __ Missouri 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 -
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse __ "The Hyatt Regency hotel walkway collapse
was a major disaster that occurred on July 17, 1981 in Kansas City,
Missouri, killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 others during a tea
dance." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia -
Missouri Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more
Missouri Disasters. Events that touched our ancestor's lives: Missouri
floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions,
more. Many click to read articles and resources. - illustrated - From gendisasters.com -
Missouri train wrecks __ You will find original news accounts of several
historic Missouri train wrecks from the 19th and early 20th centuries. -
From gendisasters.com -
Times Beach, Missouri __ "Times Beach, Missouri was a small town of 2,240
residents in St. Louis County, Missouri, 17 miles (27 km) southwest of St.
Louis and 2 mi (3 km) east of Eureka, Missouri. The town was completely
evacuated in the mid-1980s due to a dioxin scare that made national
headlines. It was the largest civilian exposure to dioxin in the United
States." an encyclopedic article with links to related material. -
illustrated - From wikipedia -
Tri-State Tornado __ "The Great Tri-State Tornado of Wednesday, March 18,
1925, crossed from south eastern Missouri, through southern Illinois, then
into southwestern Indiana, and was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
With 695 confirmed fatalities,..." An encyclopedic article. - illustrated -
From wikipedia -
Tri-State Tornado in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana - 1925 __ "Widely
considered the most powerful and devasting tornado in American history, the
Great Tri-State Tornado ripped through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana on
March 18, 1925. It's uninterrupted 219-mile treck killed 695 people, injured
more than 2000, destroyed about 15,000 homes, and damaged more than 164
square miles. You will find a detailed report. - illustrated - From