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.
Aloha Airlines Flight 243 __
"Aloha Airlines Flight 243 was a scheduled Aloha Airlines Boeing 737-200
flight between Hilo and Honolulu in Hawaii. On April 28, 1988, the aircraft
suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight, but
was able to land safely at Kahului Airport on Maui. One flight attendant was
blown out of the airplane and another 65 passengers and crew were injured.
The extent of the damage was only just below that which would have caused
the airliner to break up, and the survival of the aircraft with such a major
loss of integrity was unprecedented and remains unsurpassed." an
encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia -
Disaster Radio in Hawaii
__ What to do when the Internet goes down? "This site provides a collection
of useful articles, forms, links and other information for Hams to use in an
emergency or disaster, especially in the Hawaiian Islands." - From aditl.com
Eruptions of Hawaiian
Volcanoes __ You will find data, descriptions and images of Hawaiian
volcanic eruptions. - illustrated - From usgs.gov -
FEMA: Hawaii State Disaster History __ Hawaii 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 -
Hawaii Disasters Floods,
Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ "...a look back at the events
that touched our ancestor's lives - tornadoes, fires, floods, hurricanes,
train wrecks, mine explosions, and tragic accidents that became a part of
history and our genealogy." You will find original news accounts of many
Hawaii disasters. - From gendisasters.com -
Natural Disasters in
Hawaii __ "Hawaii is truly a paradise. However, the islands are vulnerable
to certain kinds of natural disasters, such as flooding, hurricanes,
tsunamis and life-threatening lava flows." You will find articles about the
various types of natural disasters Hawaii may have. - From to-hawaii.com -
Tidal Waves in Hawaii __ "Approximately 50 tidal waves - also called
tsunamis - have been report in the Hawaiian Islands since the early 1800's.
Seven of them caused major damage and two of those were caused by local
seismic activity." You will find an overview of the larger of these events
along with links to many other resources. - From hawaiitravelnewsletter.com
United Airlines Flight 811
__ "United Airlines Flight 811 experienced an explosive decompression on
Friday, February 24, 1989 after its last stopover in Honolulu International
Airport, Honolulu. The explosion, caused by a malfunctioning cargo door that
opened during flight, ripped out several rows of seats containing 9
passengers, who were killed." An encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From