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.
1955 Udall Kansas Tornado __ Provides storm reports, event summary,
survivors stories, memorial list and photographs. - illustrated - From tornadochaser.com -
FEMA: Kansas State Disaster History __ Kansas 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 -
Kansas Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __
"Kansas Events that touched our ancestor's lives: floods, fires, Tornadoes,
hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, train wrecks, tragic
accidents ... " You will find original news articles about Kansas disasters
along with links to additional resources. - From gendisasters.com -
Kansas Tornado History - Historical Tornado Facts __ ""Tornado History,
Tornado Historical Photos. Important Historical Tornado Facts" - illustrated
- From tornadochaser.com -
Kansas tornadoes __ An index of wikipedia articles about tornadoes in
Kansas. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Kansas_tornadoes
Kansas Tornadoes __ "The Kansas Tornado Page statistics, message board link,
Kansas Disaster Center link." - From disastercenter.com -
Lincoln County Kansas Disasters __ "Lincoln County has experienced its share
of natural disasters – drought, grasshoppers, tornados, fires, floods, even
earthquakes. The determination of the county’s residents in the face of
these trials – especially in the early days of settlement – is what makes
these events most remarkable." Information about several disasters. - From Tracee Hamilton, Bill and Diana Sowers -
Ottawa, KS Train Wreck, Jan 1912 __ "A freight train on the Missouri Pacific
railway crashed through a trestle twenty miles west of here at 11:30 o’clock
Sunday night. Ten minutes later another freight train plunged through the
same trestle. The wreckage caught fire." Original news stories and more. -
From Rosemarie/gendisasters.com -
Tornado history of Kansas, Historical photos and video
__ "History Tornado,
tornado history, History Kansas tornadoes, Historical Tornadoes." Well, you
pretty much name it. If it is about Kansas tornadoes it may well likely be
here. Video, articles, news and more. - illustrated - From tornadochaser.com
TWA Flight 599 __ "Transcontinental and Western Air Flight 599 was a Fokker
F-10 Trimotor en route from Kansas City, Missouri, to Los Angeles,
California, on March 31, 1931. It crashed ten miles south of Cottonwood
Falls, Kansas; all eight on board died. One of those killed was Knute
Rockne, the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame, who was on
his way to Los Angeles for the film The Spirit of Notre Dame." An
encyclopedic article with links to related material. - from wikipedia -
Washington, KS Tornado, Jul 1932 __ "Scores of persons were homeless here
today, victims of a Fourth of July tornado which struck in southeastern
Nebraska and Northern Kansas, killing at least four persons, injuring
approximately fifty others, and wrecking more than 100 buildings." You will
find original news reports. - From Sandi Carter/gendisasters.com -