Author Topic: 10 Worst Disasters of the last 100 Years  (Read 2283 times)

Offline Tycoon

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10 Worst Disasters of the last 100 Years
« on: December 05, 2008, 10:20:21 AM »
Pretty cool article I found in Popular Mechanics about the 10 worst disasters the U.S. has incurred within the last 100 years. There is a Q&A with each disaster and additional commentary discussing the disaster.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/10disasters/?series=29


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Re: 10 Worst Disasters of the last 100 Years
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 10:25:41 AM »
Tycoon,

Great post!!

Here's a link to a site covering the Johnstown Flood that's remembered here in Pennsylvania as an epic disaster...

http://www.jaha.org/FloodMuseum/facts.html

...2,209 people died.

...1,600 homes were destroyed.

...Four square miles of downtown Johnstown were completely destroyed.

...$17 million in property damage was done

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Re: 10 Worst Disasters of the last 100 Years
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 11:53:28 AM »
Hometown is just a short 30min drive up 219.  You pass the dam site on the way up. I'm too young to remember the "great" flood, but I was around to see the one in 72. My hometown had 6' of water in the center of town.  That's a close as I ever want to be to see a natural disaster.  nuhuh, noway, nohow.