American Disasters - Great Nebraska 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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Beatrice, NE Flood, Jul 1911 __ "After twenty-four hours of almost complete isolation as a result of torrential rains Saturday night, Beatrice resumed its place upon the railroad map this morning. Trains entered and left the city over the Burlington, Union Pacific and Rock Island on all lines save the Burlington to Tecumseh and the Union Pacific south." You will find original news articles. - From -

Braniff Flight 250 __ "Braniff Airways Flight 250 crashed near Falls City, Nebraska, on August 6, 1966. It was en route to Omaha, Nebraska, from Kansas City, Missouri. Thirty-eight passengers and four crew members were killed in the crash." an encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia -

FEMA: Nebraska State Disaster History __ Nebraska 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: Nebraska Disasters __ You will find a list of Nebraska disasters. Each list entry is a live link to additional information. - From -
Hyannis, NE Train Wreck, May 1902 __ "One of the most disastrous wrecks that ever occurred on the Nebraska lines of Burlington took place at an early hour yesterday morning one mile east of Hyannis, on the Billings line. Five lives were crushed out in the smoking car of train No. 42 " You will find original news articles. - From Jenni Lanham/ -


Nebraska Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ Nebraska Disasters. Events that touched our ancestor's lives: Nebraska floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, more. Many click to read articles and resources. - illustrated - From -

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

Nebraska tornadoes __ A directory of Nebraska tornado articles found in wikipedia. - From wikipedia -


Nebraska Tornadoes __ Nebraska tornadoes from 1950 to 1995, listed by County. - From -
Omaha Easter Sunday Tornado (1913) __ "The storm's path was reported as being 40 miles long and from 1/4- to 1/2-mile wide, and included 8 distinct tornadoes." An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

Top ten killer tornadoes in Nebraska history __ "The top ten killer tornadoes in Nebraska history may surprise you. Most people from Nebraska have vivid memories of the Omaha tornado on May 6, 1975, or the Grand Island tornadoes of June 6, 1980. While these tornadoes did significant amounts of damage, they are not the a part of the top ten killer tornadoes." A listing of the top ten along with description. - From -

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