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.
1999 South Dakota Learjet crash __ "Among the six people on board were
golf star Payne Stewart and Bruce Borland, a highly-regarded golf architect
with the Jack Nicklaus golf course design company." A brief encyclopedic
entry. - From wikipedia -
FEMA: South Dakota State Disaster History __ South Dakota 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 -
South Dakota Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions ... __
South Dakota Disasters. Events that touched our ancestor's lives: South
Dakota floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents,
explosions, and more. Many click to read articles and resources. -
illustrated - From gendisasters.com -
The Spencer SD Tornado of 30 May 1998 __ "On 30 May 1998, the most
destructive and second deadliest tornado in South Dakota history -- and the
most intensely observed and analyzed -- struck Spencer SD. It began as a
large, dust-cloaked tornado NW of Farmer, SD in Hanson County, concurrent
with the demise of the "Fulton" tornado." Good overview with additional
resources, photos and more. - illustrated - From Roger Edwards/stormeyes.org