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.
2007 Blue Angels South
Carolina crash __ "The 2007 Blue Angels South Carolina crash occurred on
April 21, 2007 when the Number 6 US Navy Blue Angels' jet crashed during the
final minutes of an air show at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in
Beaufort, South Carolina." an encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From
Charleston earthquake __ "It occurred at 9:50 p.m. on August 31, 1886, and
lasted just under a minute. The earthquake caused severe damage in
Charleston, South Carolina, damaging 2,000 buildings and causing $6 million
worth in damages, while in the whole city the buildings were only valued at
approximately $24 million." An encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From
FEMA: South Carolina State
Disaster History __ South Carolina 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
Graniteville train disaster __ "The collision derailed both locomotives and
16 of train 192's 42 freight cars, as well as the locomotive and one of
P22's two freight cars; one of 192's tank cars loaded with chlorine
ruptured, which resulted in the release of at least 90 tons of the gas into
the environment." An encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia -
Sea Islands" Hurricane -
August 27-28, 1893 __ "It is estimated that the "Great Storm of 1893" that
struck the southern South Carolina and northern Georgia coast was at least a
Category 4 storm, but there is no way of knowing, since measures of
hurricane intensity weren't measured for storms before 1900. The storm
killed an estimated 1,000 - 2,000 people,..." - illustrated - From victoriana.com -
South Carolina Disasters
Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions ... __ South Carolina Disasters.
Events that touched our ancestor's lives: South Carolina floods, fires,
tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, ..." Many click
to read articles and resources. - illustrated - From gendisasters.com -