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.
FEMA: Rhode Island State Disaster History __ Rhode Island 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 -
New England Hurricane of 1938 __ "It made landfall in Suffolk County on Long
Island, New York on September 21, 1938 as a strong Category 3 hurricane on
the present-day Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale with a central pressure of
946 mbar (hPa).... It then traveled across Long Island Sound into
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and
finally into Canada while still moving at an unusually high speed." An
encyclopedic article - illustrated - From wikipedia -
Rhode Island Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions ... __
Rhode Island Disasters. Events that touched our ancestor's lives: Rhode
Island floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents,
explosions, ..." Many click to read articles and resources. - illustrated -
From gendisasters.com -
The Station nightclub fire __ "The Station nightclub fire on the evening of
Thursday, February 20, 2003, was the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S.
history, killing 100 people and injuring more than 200." an encyclopedic
article. - From wikipedia -