American Disasters - Great Wyoming Disasters

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Great American Disasters State by State

Alabama  - Alaska  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - California  - Colorado  - Connecticut  - Delaware  - Florida  - Georgia  - Hawaii  - Idaho  - Illinois  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maine  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Minnesota  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Montana  - Nebraska  - Nevada  - New Hampshire  - New Jersey  - New Mexico  - New York  - North Carolina  - North Dakota  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Oregon  - Pennsylvania  - Rhode Island  - South Carolina  - South Dakota  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Utah  - Vermont  - Virginia  - Washington - West Virginia  - Wisconsin  - Wyoming  


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.

So 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, 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.

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Casper, WY Flood, Jul 1891 __ Article about the Casper Flood. - From -

Evanston, WY Almy Mine Explosion, Mar 1881  __ Article about this mine disaster causing 37 deaths. - From Stu Beitler/ -

FEMA: Wyoming State Disaster History __ Wyoming 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 - 

Historic Disasters: Wyoming Disasters __ You will find a list of Wyoming disasters. Each list entry is a live link to additional information. - From -
Sublet, WY Kemmerer Coal Co Mine Explosion, Sept 1924 __ News article about the blast. - From Associated Press/ -

United Airlines Flight 409 __ "United Airlines Flight 409 was a scheduled flight departing from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah on October 6, 1955. The aircraft registration number was N30062, a Douglas DC-4. The aircraft crashed into Medicine Bow Peak, near Centennial, Wyoming killing all 66 people on board (63 passengers, 3 crew members.) " an encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia -


Wright Wyoming Tornado - Tornadoes in Campbell county Wyoming __ "Sheriffs' Video of Wright Wyoming tornado as it hit town" along with an article and some safety tips. - illustrated -From -   

Wyoming 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." - illustrated - From -

Wyoming Earthquake Information  __ An overview and history of earthquakes in Wyoming. - From -

Wyoming Tornadoes __ List of the date and location of all the tornadoes that have occurred in Wyoming during the years 1950 to 1995. - From -


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