American Disasters - Great Vermont Disasters

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Great 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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Barre, VT Main Street Fire, Feb 1903 __ "A fire in the business section of this city on the Main Street early..." An overview with links to additional resources. - From -,-vt-main-street-fire,-feb-1903

FEMA: Vermont State Disaster History __ "Vermont Disaster History. Major Disaster Declarations;..." - From FEMA -

Fire, floods, flu: Natural disasters in Vermont __ An overview of several natural disasters in Vermont. - From Nancy Bazilchuk -  

Historic Disasters: Vermont Disasters __ You will find a list of Vermont disasters. Each list entry is a live link to additional information. - From -

The Vermont Disaster Center news, weather, emergency, directory to ... __ "The Vermont disaster center your web guide and source for Vermont State information, news, weather to county and city emergency management sites online." - From -

Vermont Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __ "Events that touched our ancestor's lives: Vermont floods, fires, Tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, train wrecks, tragic accidents ..." - From - - Safety & Security - Natural Disasters __ Information about natural disaster preparedness in Vermont. - From State of Vermont - 

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