American Disasters - Great Arkansas Disasters

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Great American Disasters State by State

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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 will be included in a site such as, 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.

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American Airlines Flight 1420  __ "American Airlines Flight 1420 was a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Little Rock National Airport in USA. On June 1, 1999, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (registration number N215AA) overran the runway upon landing in Little Rock and crashed." an encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia -

Arkansas Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ "Events that touched our ancestor's lives: Arkansas floods, fires, Tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, train wrecks, ..." - From -


Arkansas Earthquake Information __ An overview and history of Arkansas earthquakes. - From -

Arkansas hurricanes __ An index of wikipedia articles about hurricanes that have effected Arkansas. - From wikipedia - 

Arkansas tornadoes __ An index of wikipedia articles about various Arkansas tornadoes. - From wikipedia -

Disasters in Arkansas __ "...a variety of stories and pictures about natural disasters, such as floods, fires, diseases, droughts, tornadoes, and earthquakes, and man-made disasters such as train wrecks, airplane crashes, and steamboat explosions." - illustrated - From - 

FEMA: Arkansas State Disaster History __ Arkansas 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 -


Flood of 1927 - Encyclopedia of Arkansas __ "The Flood of 1927 was the most destructive and costly flood in Arkansas history and one of the worst in the history of the nation. It afflicted Arkansas with a greater amount of devastation, both human and monetary, than the other affected states in the Mississippi River Valley." A good overview. - illustrated - From -

MARCH 1, 1997, ARKANSAS TORNADO OUTBREAK __ "Arkansas Tornado Outbreak. OVERVIEW. The devastating severe weather that occurred ... On the afternoon of March 1, 1997, 16 tornadoes tore through Arkansas, ..." A PDF file, Acrobat Reader needed. - From -


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