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.
1997 Red River Flood __ "The
Red River Flood of 1997 was a major flood that occurred in April and May
1997, along the Red River of the North in North Dakota, Minnesota, and
Southern Manitoba. It was the most severe flood of the river since 1826." An
encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia -
FEMA: North Dakota State
Disaster History __ North Dakota 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
Fargo, ND Tornado, Jun 1957 __ "A giant tornado, striking from a lethal
cloud tower more than 10 miles high, smashed through 100 blocks of a Fargo
residential area Thursday night, bringing death to ten persons, six of them
the children of one family." Original news articles with links to more
resources. - From gendisasters.com -
Grand Forks, ND Train
Accident, Feb 1906 __ "a switch foreman in the Great Northern yards, was
painfully injured yesterday morning at the Diamond mill. The crew was
switching at the mill and in some manner Walseth was caught between a boxcar
and the engine house, and terribly bruised." Original news article and links
to more resources. - From gendisasters.com -
Minot Train Derailment __ "The Minot Train Derailment occurred in Minot,
North Dakota on 18 January 2002. At approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, a
Canadian Pacific train derailed about 4 miles west of the city center, in a
development called Terracita Vallejo. Tanker cars carrying anhydrous ammonia
ruptured, spewing out a cloud of caustic, poisonous gas over the city." an
encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia -
North Dakota Disasters
Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions ... __ "North Dakota Disasters.
Events that touched our ancestor's lives: North Dakota floods, fires,
tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, ..." Many click
to read articles and resources. - illustrated - From gendisasters.com -
The North Dakota tornadoes of July 18, 2004 __ "A family of tornadic
supercells formed east of Grand Forks, ND during the late afternoon and
evening of July 18, 2004. The RADAR and satellite images, surface and upper
air plots, and links to pictures of this storm are on this page." -
illustrated - From umanitoba.ca -