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.
Beatrice, NE Flood, Jul 1911
__ "After twenty-four hours of almost complete isolation as a result of
torrential rains Saturday night, Beatrice resumed its place upon the
railroad map this morning. Trains entered and left the city over the
Burlington, Union Pacific and Rock Island on all lines save the Burlington
to Tecumseh and the Union Pacific south." You will find original news
articles. - From gendisasters.com -
Braniff Flight 250 __ "Braniff
Airways Flight 250 crashed near Falls City, Nebraska, on August 6, 1966. It
was en route to Omaha, Nebraska, from Kansas City, Missouri. Thirty-eight
passengers and four crew members were killed in the crash." an encyclopedic
article. - From wikipedia -
FEMA: Nebraska State
Disaster History __ Nebraska 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 -
Hyannis, NE Train Wreck, May 1902 __ "One of the most disastrous wrecks that
ever occurred on the Nebraska lines of Burlington took place at an early
hour yesterday morning one mile east of Hyannis, on the Billings line. Five
lives were crushed out in the smoking car of train No. 42 " You will find
original news articles. - From Jenni Lanham/gendisasters.com -
Nebraska Disasters Floods,
Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ Nebraska Disasters. Events
that touched our ancestor's lives: Nebraska floods, fires, tornadoes,
hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, more. Many click to read
articles and resources. - illustrated - From gendisasters.com -
Top ten killer tornadoes
in Nebraska history __ "The top ten killer tornadoes in Nebraska history may
surprise you. Most people from Nebraska have vivid memories of the Omaha
tornado on May 6, 1975, or the Grand Island tornadoes of June 6, 1980. While
these tornadoes did significant amounts of damage, they are not the a part
of the top ten killer tornadoes." A listing of the top ten along with
description. - From noaa.gov -