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.
Londonderry, NH Annis
Grain & Lumber Mills Boiler Explosion, Jan 1906 __ "A boiler connected with
the Annis grain and lumber mills plant at North Londonderry exploded today,
wrecking the boiler and the engine house, and damaging both the grain mill
and the wood working factory, besides causing injuries to Justin Sanborn,
the engineer." You will find original news articles and links to related
material. - From Helen Coughlin/gendisasters.com -
Nashua New Hampshire - Disasters __ "During the Great Depression in the
1930s Nashua New Hampshire and the surrounding area was victim to three
natural disasters. A fire kicked off the devastation on May 3, 1930. Next
was a flood in 1936 followed by a hurricane in 1938." Good article and
photos. - illustrated - From nhliving.com -
New England Hurricane of 1938 __ "It made landfall in Suffolk County on Long
Island, New York on September 21, 1938 as a strong Category 3 hurricane on
the present-day Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale with a central pressure of
946 mbar (hPa).... It then traveled across Long Island Sound into
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and
finally into Canada while still moving at an unusually high speed." An
encyclopedic article - illustrated - From wikipedia -
West Rindge, NH Tornado,
Sept 1928 __ " Village Scene of Devastation Today; Hundreds Escape Death or
Injury By Narrow Margins; Orchards Ruined; 40 Telephone and Electric Light
Poles Down; Hugh Trees Uprooted" You will find original news reports and
links to related material. - From gendisasters.com -