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Traverse City, MI Ice Storm Oct 1909

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Cincinnati, OH Flood & Ice Gorge 1918

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Storms

Blizzards, Lightning, Hail, Ice, Dust, & other storms, Bad Weather, Freezing, Snowslides, Avalanches

 

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Alabama
:: Florence, AL Storm, Mar 1902 
:: Mobile, AL Wind Storm, Jul 1916  
Colorado
:: Ophir, CO Snowslide, Feb 1897 
:: Pitkin, CO Snowslide, Feb 1897 
Georgia
:: Tallapoosa, GA Lightning Storm, Apr 1903
Idaho
:: Hailey, ID Mine Snowslide, Feb 1917 
Illinois
:: Belleville, IL Lightning Strikes Saloon, Jun 1910
:: Burlington, IL Storm Jun 1902 
:: Cairo, IL Storm & Ferry Boat Sinking, May 1896
:: Chicago, IL Building Collapses During Storm Apr 1892
:: Chicago, IL Lightning Strike, Jul 1901
:: Chicago, IL Wind Storm 1892
:: Coultersville, IL Storm Mar 1899 
:: Jacksonville, IL Ice Storm, Feb 1883 
:: Morton, IL Storm Jun 1902 
:: Niantic, IL Storm, Apr 1880 
:: Pana, IL Storm, Aug 1907
 
Indiana
:: Ft. Wayne, IN Storm, Sept 1897
:: Lawrenceburg, IN Storm, Feb 1832
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Iowa
:: Adel, IA Storm, May 1903
:: Clarinda, IA Electrical Storm, May 1903
:: Decorah, IA Storm & Flood, May 1902
:: Fonda, IA Hailstorm, May 1899 
:: Fairbank, IA Storm, Aug 1898 
:: Marion, IA Storm July 1860
:: McGregor, IA Storm, May 1902
:: Sioux City, IA Storm, May 1903
Kentucky
:: Gradyville, KY Storm & Flood, Jun 1907  
:: Louisville, KY Storm, Jun 1894  
:: Louisville, KY Storm May 1893
Minnesota
:: Freeborn County, MN Storm, Aug 1858 
:: Mankato, MN Storm, Jun 1889 
:: Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN Storm, July 1912
:: Waseka County, MN Storm, Jul 1871
Missouri
:: Belleville, MO Storm, Mar 1871
:: Taylor Station, MO Lightning Strike Jun 1897
Nebraska
:: Beatrice, NE Storm May 1899 
:: Beatrice, NE Lightning Strike, June 1908 
:: Brocksburg, NE Ice Gorge Strikes Bridge; Drownings Mar 1917 
:: Filley, NE Storm, May 1899 
:: Funk, NE Storm, June 1902 
:: Hastings, NE Storm May 1899 
:: Neligh, NE Wind Storm, Oct 1908 
New Hampshire
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Keene, NH Snow Storm, Dec 1854

:: Manchester, NH Lightning Strike, Jun 1900
:: Portsmouth, NH Snow Storm, Jan 1900
:: Warner, NH Deaths from Freezing 1784-1879
New Jersey
:: Camden, NJ Storm, Jan 1889 
:: New Jersey Storm, Jan 1914 
:: Red Bank, NJ Storm Jan 1891 
New York
:: Troy, NY Storm & Drownings, Aug 1871 
:: New York, NY Rockaway Beach Storm & Drownings, Jun 1902 
North Carolina
:: Wilmington, NC Storm, Sept 1906  
Ohio
:: Cincinnati, OH Storm May 1903 
:: Kenton, OH Storm, May 1886 
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Springfield, OH Storm, May 1896 

:: Willoughby, OH Storm, May 1893 
 
Oklahoma
:: Hollister, OK Lightning Strike, Jun 1928
 
Pennsylvania
:: Connellsville, PA Storm & Flood, May 1902 
:: Knoxville & McDonald, PA Wind Storm, Mar 1902 
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Lockhaven, PA Storm, Nov 1900

:: McDonald, PA Storm & Lightning Strike, Mar 1902 
:: Pittsburgh, PA Storm, Apr 1894 
:: Pittsburgh, PA Storm, Aug 1895 
:: Somerset, PA Storm, May 1911 
:: Uniontown, PA Windstorm Hits Circus Tent, Jun 1917 
Texas
:: Amarillo, TX Dust Storm 1935
:: Watson, TX Storm, Apr 1927
Utah
:: Bingham, UT Snowslide, Feb 1926
Wisconsin
:: Almond, WI Wind Storm, Jul 1880
:: Amherst & New Hope, WI Storm Jul 1880
:: Calendonia, WI Lightning Strike Jun 1893  
:: Eau Clair, WI Storm, Jul 1883  
:: Eau Plaine, WI Storm, Jul 1880
:: Fond Du Lac, WI Lightning Strike May 1912
:: Grand Rapids, WI Storm Jul 1880
:: Hollandtown, WI Lightning Strike & Church Fire, Jun 1899
:: Kenosha, WI Storm Jul 1912 
:: La Crosse, WI Storm & Flood, Jun 1889  
:: McDill, WI Lightning Strike, Jul 1907
Milwaukee, WI Storm & Lightning, July 1912  
:: Mosinee, WI Storm, Jul 1880
:: Plover, WI Storm Jul 1880 
:: Portage County, WI Hail Storm, Jul 1880
:: River Falls, WI Lightning Strikes Circus Tent, June 1893 
:: Sharon, WI Storm, Jul 1880
:: Stevens Point Area, WI Storm July 1912
:: Stevens Point, WI Storm, July 1907
:: Waterford, WI Storm, Aug 1907  
 
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Welcome to GenDisasters.com
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.
 
Camps Co. No. 2, Westport, CT early 1900s

Gainesville, GA Fire Department, early 1900s