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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9497 times:

So, what disasters/tragedies have happened in the area where you live?
For me:
Lockerbie bombing 1988- 270 dead
Quintinshill Rail Disasaster 1915 - Over 200 dead and over 250 injured
Carlisle Flooding 2005 - 3 dead
Foot and Mouth Disease - 2000-2002

[Edited 2005-07-16 14:17:57]


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9489 times:

Since I've been alive:

1964 . . . most severe earthquake on the North American continent . . . 9.0+ on the Richter Scale . . . devastated south central Alaska. Community of Valdez wiped off the map. Communities of Seward, Kodiak, Port Lions, Quizinkie, nearly destoyed. Community of Portage obliterated. Earthquake felt as far south as California.

1989 . . . Exxon Valdez oil tanker runs aground. Spills more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. Emaciates the fishing industry in this area for a decade. Traces still remain today.

1994 . . . Forest Fires burn over 6 million acres of Alaska.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9488 times:
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Apartheid.
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After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9473 times:

JGPH1A visted his family in the Boston area a few months back.

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13199 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9460 times:

I live about 12 miles/20 kms from NYC so the WTC site as to the 9/11 attacks is 'where I live'. Over the years I have also seen several very serious flooding and rain storms in Northern New Jersey, with a number of square miles covered in feet of water, roads, bridges and homes wiped out, even parts of hillsides washed away, small dams destroyed and the like as well as a number of deaths. Then there was the Great Blackout of August 2003, a disaster of a different type. I was at work in NY City when it hit. Got lucky getting home.

User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9459 times:

1953:Tornado devestates downtown Waco. Fortunately that's it.

ANC:What about that landslide generated tsunami in the 50s? that reached something like 1500 meters in height in some bay(maybe Latua). Casualties were low. Sorry to be vague.

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9457 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 5):
ANC:What about that landslide generated tsunami in the 50s?

Key words my post:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Since I've been alive:

  

I know what you're talking about, I just wasn't quite born yet . . . missed it by a couple years. Lituya . . .

EDIT: Found the links I was looking for . . . .

http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/ala...a/1958/webpages/lituyacloseup.html

http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/alaska/1958/webpages/

[Edited 2005-07-16 15:14:16]

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9448 times:

White flight after the riots in Detroit that have left the city a bombed out shell of its former self.

Coleman Young...a tragedy and a disaster.
Kwami Kilpatrick..a tragedy and a disaster.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9447 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Key words my post:

Oops. Thanks.
I saw on a documentary a couple of years ago where a father and son rode out the wave in their fishing boat. They ended up something like 1500 feet above the shore line in some trees. Wow!

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9441 times:

Bombay Bomb Blasts 1993.
Mumbai Riots 1993.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9414 times:

Not a "disaster" but the first Weird event: Snow, Miami, 1978

First DISASTER: Andrew 1992 I have very little to complain about compared to my wife who lost her house, but even then, there is no way I'll stick around for a cat 2+ storm.

Annoyances: 2004 Charley, Francis, Jeanne

Man made related disasters: EAL 401, Valujet 592, The Golden Glades interchange "Flyover" entrance ramp. 7 Angels Crossing.


User currently offlineJoeKuboj From Serbia, joined Feb 2004, 164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9407 times:

1990 - Slobodan Milošević elected as president of Serbia
1996 - IL-76 crash, 12 dead
1999 - NATO bombing, 500-2000 dead
2003 - PM dr Zoran Đinđić assassinated

 Sad



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User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9400 times:

Buenos Aires:

17/03/1992 - Israeli Embassy Bombing - 26 dead, hundreds injured
18/06/1994 - AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Bombing - 84 dead, hundreds injured
**/08/1997 - MJ 737-200 plane crash on takeoff at AEP - 63 dead
20/12/2004 - República Cromagnon club fire in Once - 193 dead, 815 injured


 Sad

Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



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User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9385 times:

Kegworth Air Disaster just up the road from me.

Rgds.


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9385 times:

I live in a relatively boring part of the country. Little has happened that has resulted in large losses of life or widespread destruction.

We get the usual suspects. Cold snaps that kill the elderly. Heat waves that kill the elderly. We get Nor'easters that will occasionally cause the ocean to swallow some beachfront home. Blizzards which temporarily paralyse the region. The occasional, errant hurricane will make it's way up here though the last one to make a direct hit on New England and do some damage was Hurricane Bob (Cat. 2) back in '91. The last deadly plane crash at BOS was a World Airways DC-10 which ran off the runway into the harbor. Mystery still shrouds that crash as the two casualties's bodies were never recovered from very shallow water. Many think they faked their deaths.

In fact, the deadliest thing I can think of now was the Station fire. A nightclub in Warwick, RI was holding a concert for...the White...something or other. They had pyrotechnics which apparently misfired and the club caught fire. All told, 101 people died. Good news is that it brough sweeping changes to fire codes for Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

LH423



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9365 times:

An F5 tornado hit a neighboring town of 2500 people in 1899. It leveled the entire town and killed 117 and injured 150.



Mark


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9348 times:

Atlanta, GA:
November 11-15, 1864. The bulk of Atlanta (Except for most dwellings, churches, and the courthouse) was burned down by Gen. Sherman's troops.
May 21, 1917. Fire destroys 300 acres of homes and businesses, displacing 10,000, but nobody died in the fires.
December 7, 1946. Winecoff Hotel fire. 119 killed.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9325 times:

In 1988, there was a fire in a 10 story apartment building on Christmas Eve that killed about 15 people here. Our town has about 55,000 people in it, so it was a huge shock, especially on Christmas Eve...

There was also a bad flood a few years back that devistated a town about 20 min from here. Thankfully, it only killed 2-3 people, but wiped out a lot of houses and other stuff.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9321 times:

9/11

We had more than 20 people from our small commuter town die, and for weeks afterward, the train station parking lot around the corner from my house was filled with cars that the owners would never return to.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineTimMSP From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9309 times:

I have lived in a suburb of Minneapolis for about the last 10 years. So far the only tragedies or disasters have been:


1. Prince wierding out and changing his name to a symbol.

2. Jessi Ventura being elected govenor.

3. The incessant visits from BushKerry last summer that screwed up traffic.

What can I say...its the midwest ya knoooow!


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9308 times:
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The Nisqually Earthquake that shook Seattle. A 7.0 magantude earthquake shook Seattle, WA on 28FEB01. Wouldn't call it a disaster, but it caused billions in damage to the city. Exposed how bad the Alaskan Way Viaduct needed repairs.


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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9290 times:

Yeah, not much happens here. We're all bracing ourselves for the day that Brett Favre retires and hundreds of thousands across Wisconsin commit mass suicide. That should make the news.


"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9286 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 5):
1953:Tornado devestates downtown Waco. Fortunately that's it.

What about the Branch Davidian compound raid?

Greg



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4968 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9283 times:

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 12):
18/06/1994 - AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Bombing - 84 dead, hundreds injured

And the only person on trial for that attack is the former judge that was in charge of the investigation!! Incredible, for 9/11, the Atocha bombings and the latest London attcks, it took just a few days to find the ones responsible, yet for us it's been 11 years and NO ONE. Very sad ....



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9275 times:

Foot and Mouth

Last year the Chinese cockling tragedy in Morecambe Bay, there were helicopters flying over my house for days!



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25 OzarkD9S : 1. Slavery 2. Manifest Destiny 3. Salem Witch Trials 4. Prohibition 5. Jim Crow Laws 6. Reconstruction 7. HUAC 8. The Defense Of Marriage Act 9. Georg
26 Post contains images MADtoCAE : Madird March 11 attacks, 198 killed.
27 NIKV69 : TWA Flight 800 and Avianca Flight 52 crashed in my area and of course 9/11 was about 40 miles from where I live. R.I.P.
28 BaylorAirBear : The raid in itself was not a tradgedy. What happened before the raid was. Weak minded people taken advantage of, children abused, young girls forced
29 N317AS : I would have to say in Washington, Mt Saint Helens would come to mind, and of course the infestation of Californians in the 80's and 90's.
30 Zone1 : In Mobile, Alabama we had the derailment of Amtrak's Sunset Limited back in 1993. 47 people died that morning.
31 Post contains images AR1300 : 1992-Israely Embassy bomb 1994-AMIA bomb, 87 dead. 2005-Cromagnon Disco fire, 187 dead. Thanks President Carlos Menem for this sadly unforgottable epi
32 Sprout5199 : 1928 hurricane killed over 6000 Since I can remember: 1978 SNOW, next day they closed the schools due to cold. 1979 hurricane David 1982 November stor
33 57AZ : Chattanooga, Tennessee: Start of recorded history-annual floods on the Tennessee River until damming in the 1930s. 1806-New Madrid earthquake 1836-Tra
34 Flymia : The Great Hurricane of 1928 devistated Miami. Riots of the 80s EA 401? First Jumbo Jet Crash ( Widebody) Hurricane Andrew 1992. Most costly disaster i
35 Post contains links Dragon-wings : Here is some rather recent events that happened on Long Island. August 1995: Forest fire in the Long Island Pine barrens area http://pb.state.ny.us/wt
36 Trekster : 2 Manchester Bombings (live 3 miles from city, but did not back thenthen) Moss side riots in 1981 (I live in moss side now, nice area, done up for the
37 777ER : Several massive earthquakes in the late 1800s and the most recent in the wellington region was in 1952 when a cyclone from the South Pacific swept ove
38 Cornish : Where I live now: The Staines Aircrash of 1972. A BEA Trident crashed shortly after takeoff from LHR, killing 188 people in what was, until Lockerbie,
39 Gkirk : Forgot to mention the Solway Harvester fishing boat that sunk
40 Post contains links Ariis : Hi there, record since I was born (I might have omitted something) regarding Warsaw, where I live: 1979, Feb. 15th - massive explosion of leaking gas
41 Psa53 : Earthquakes.Whittier Narrows and Northridge. My Brother In-Law,at that time, September 25,1978 lived North Park,San Diego, four blocks away from the d
42 MSYtristar : Probably the biggest one down here was Pan Am flight 759, 7-9-82, operated by B727-200 N4737 "Clipper Defiance". Aircraft crashed on takeoff from MSY
43 Swisskloten : I was only a few miles from the Alfred Murrah building in Oklahoma when McVeigh and Nichols blew it up. I had also gone to the tube in Kings Cross in
44 StevenUhl777 : Arrggghh...beat me to it on Mt. St. Helens! 57 people killed during the eruption that lasted 9 hours on May 18th, 1980, not to mention the countless
45 Diamond : Anc, is it true that during that quake a portion of downtown Anchorage went into the water - and remains there today?
46 Post contains links and images ConcordeBoy : On July 9, 1982; a Boeing 727-235 registered N4737, operating PanAm flight 759, crashed after departing New Orleans' Runway 10. View Large View Medium
47 Post contains links ANCFlyer : No, Diamond . . . downtown was pretty much devastated, but didn't go swimming. In fact, 1/2 of 4th avenue dropped literally 30 feet. Very few structu
48 Banco : For me, it was the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster. I remember that day all too well.
49 AGC525 : US flight 427 crashes in Hopewell Township United flight 93 crashes in Shanksville Pittsburgh isn't that exciting.
50 TriStarEnvy : 1980: Freighter "Summit Venture" rams part of the Sunshine Skyway bridge, and tears it down. 35 dead.
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