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:: Decorah, IA Storm & Flood, May 1902
:: Maquoketa, IA Flood, Feb 1911
:: Sioux City, IA Flood, July 1909
:: Waverly, IA Flood, Jun 1925
Mining Explosions & Accidents
:: Hocking, IA Mine Explosion, Jan 1908
:: Adel, IA Storm, May 1903
:: Clarinda, IA Electrical Storm, May 1903
:: Decorah, IA Storm & Flood, May 1902
:: Fairbank, IA Storm, Aug 1898 
:: Fonda, IA Hailstorm, May 1899 
:: Marion, IA Storm July 1860
:: McGregor, IA Storm, May 1902  
:: Sioux City, IA Storm, May 1903


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:: Albrecht & Lossman Drownings, Clinton, IA Jun 1899
:: Jacob Mann Drowning, Linn Co., IA July 1851
:: Keokuk County, IA Fuhs Drowning, Aug 1885 
:: Little Walnut Grove, IA Drowning, Jun 1860 
...and more...
:: Burlington, IA Carriage Accident, May 1903 
:: Van Horne, IA Olsen Construction Accident, May 1926 
Welcome to GenDisasters, 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.
Central Fire Station, Clinton, IA Early 1900s
Keokuk Fire Dept, Station No. 1, Keokuk, IA Early 1900s