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Buffalo, NY Masten Park High School Fire 1912

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Albany, NY Myers Dept Store Collapse, Aug 1905

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Oneonta, NY Fire Dec 1908

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Drownings
:: Troy, NY Storm & Drownings, Aug 1871 
:: New York, NY Rockaway Beach Storm & Drownings, Jun 1902 
Earthquakes
:: East Coast Earthquake, Aug 1884
Explosions
:: Buffalo, NY Kelker Blower Co. Explosion, Jan 1916 
:: Brooklyn, NY Gas Works Explosion, Jan 1889
:: Brooklyn, NY Tunnel Explosion, Nov 1903
:: Elmira, NY Hardware Store Explosion, Jun 1890
:: New York, NY Sugar Refinery Explosion 1952
:: Niagara Falls, NY Office Bldg Explosion 1896
:: Penn Yan, NY Explosion, Mar 1949 
:: Wurtsboro, NY Explosion, July 1872
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Floods
:: Buffalo, NY Flood, 1909
:: Canaseraga, NY Flood, Jun 1899
:: Elmira, NY Flood, Jun 1899
:: Perry, NY Flood, Jun 1889
:: Salmanca, NY Flood, Jun 1889
:: Wellsville, NY Flood, May 1946
Hurricanes
:: New York City Hurricane, 1893
:: Long Island Express Hurricane 1938
Ship Wrecks & Fires
:: Steamship Adirondack Wreck Jan 1891
:: Steamship Ravenshoe Fire Jan 1891
:: Steamer Griffel Sinking 1901
:: New York, NY Ferry Boat Wreck & Fire, Aug 1910 
:: NY Staten Island Ferry Wreck May 1902
:: NY New York Ship crashes into pier Feb 1907
:: NY Ship Frozen in, Jan 1885 
Storms
:: Buffalo, New York City, Niagara Falls, NY Devasting Storms, Jan 1889
:: New York, NY Lightning Strike Jan 1889 
:: New York, NY Rockaway Beach Storm & Drownings, Jun 1902 
:: Rochester, NY Storm, Mar 1870
:: Troy, NY Storm & Drownings, Aug 1871 
Tornadoes
:: Chateaugay, NY Tornado, June 1856
:: Fort Covington, NY Tornado, May 1875
:: Freusburg, NY Tornado, Oct 1860
:: Long Branch, NY Tornado "Syracuse Tornado", Sept 1912 
:: Schenectady, NY Tornado, Nov 1900
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Ulster County, NY Tornado, Sept 1858

:: Wurtsboro, NY Tornado & Train Accident, July 1872

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:: Albany, NY Myers Dept Store Collapse, Aug 1905
:: New York, NY Folding Bed Accident, Dec 1910 
:: New York, NY Sidewalk Collapse, May 1902
:: New York, NY Darlington Hotel Collapse, Feb 1904
:: New York, NY Building Collapse, Jun 1897
:: Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bridge Disaster, May 1883
:: Chittenango, NY Auto Wreck, Aug 1912
:: Cortland, NY Circus Lion Attack, May 1946
:: Rochester, NY Airplane Crash, Jan 1930 
:: New York, NY Falling Accident, Nov 1908
:: Avon, NY Electricity Accident, Sept 1913
:: Long Island, NY Auto Wreck, Aug 1911
:: New York, NY Fire Ladder Accident, Sept 1875
:: Norwich, NY 200 lb Ice Accident, Sept 1913
:: Syracuse, NY Canning Accident, Oct 1912
:: New York, NY Scaffold Accident, Sept 1912
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