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B. 01-28 E. coli found in Winnipeg water Winnipeg, Western Canada
C. 01-27 World 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics Washington
01-27 US admits snow forecast errors New York
4. 01-26 New York shuts down for blizzard New York
5. 01-26 Snow emergency declared in US Boston
6. 01-25 North-east US braced for 'historic blizzard' New York
H. 01-14 Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash Odessa, Texas
I. 01-10 SpaceX rocket test ends in crash Cape Canaveral, Florida
J. 01-09 Ex-Miami Dolphin falls off boat, swims nine miles Miami

Recent Summary.     Click for More > New York shuts down for blizzard  New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down as Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow Snow emergency declared in US   An emergency has been declared in several states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm of snow barrels down on the north-east Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot   At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Storm bears down on US east coast Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home 'Polar vortex' grips North America   Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather. Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant 40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos Severe flooding as Sandy strikes Death toll from storms in South nears 300 Oil spill after blast on oil rig Blast killed at least 25 miners Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River Hurricane Katrina lashes coast Space shuttle and crew lost Terror attacks hit U.S.
US admits snow forecast errors
Tue.   New York
  The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a "potentially historic blizzard" would strike
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E. coli found in Winnipeg water US admits snow forecast errors
Yesterday   Western Canada
Tue.  Washington  World 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics
  New York
  The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a "potentially historic blizzard" would strike
Mon.   New York   New York shuts down for blizzard
  New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down as Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow
  Boston   Snow emergency declared in US
  An emergency has been declared in several states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm of snow barrels down on the north-east
Sun.  New York  North-east US braced for 'historic blizzard' Jan. 14  Texas  Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash Jan. 10  Florida  SpaceX rocket test ends in crash Jan. 2   Kentucky 'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.26  USA  Ebola vaccine trial 'promising' Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US Oct.31   Southern California   Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot
Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert
Oct.29  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US Oct.28   Virginia Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes Oct.25  New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus Oct.23   Manhattan NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.17   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US   Dallas Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Oct.12   Dallas Positive Ebola test at US hospital Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital Sep.30   Dallas     First Ebola case diagnosed in the US   Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia Sep.21   North Mexico Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Aug.11  San Francisco Bay Area  Actor Robin Williams found dead at home Jul.17  Washington  U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane Jul.5  Canada  Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages Jun.19  US Georgia  Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations Apr.28  Southern U.S.  Search for tornado survivors goes on Mar.12  Manhattan  Three killed in NY buildings blast

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Feb.12   North Carolina   Storm bears down on US east coast   A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South

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Jan.29  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands Jan.23   Canada   Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home   32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said Jan.6  Canada  North America cold snap creeps east Jan.5   Toronto   'Polar vortex' grips North America
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather..    A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it tu...
Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.1   New York New York train crash kills four
Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite   A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand hom... Aug.5   Canada Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Jul.22   New York Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails Jul.11   Canada 20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Map of Lac-Megantic Canada  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people   San Francisco Bay Area     Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International   A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire   At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell Jun.22   Western Canada Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary May.31  Oklahoma  New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five' May.20   Oklahoma   Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise May.3  Southern California  Major wildfires spread in California Apr.17   Texas   Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant   Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near W... Mar.1  Florida  Florida man swallowed by sinkhole Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone Oct.30   Manhattan     40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada Oct.29   New Jersey     Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US

year 2011 Top ^

Oct.19  Ohio  Ohio police hunt escaped animals Sep.16  Nevada  Air race crash: 9 people killed, 52 injured Aug.29  New England  Death toll from Irene keeps rising Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York
Aug.27  North Carolina  Hurricane Irene lashes US coast Jul.22  New York  Intense heat bakes US and Canada May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado May.8  North Mexico  Search teams recover 14 bodies from mine Apr.28   Alabama   Death toll from storms in South nears 300   A barrage of storms claimed nearly 300 lives and reduced once-familiar neighborhoods to piles of bricks and lumber Apr.17  North Carolina  Dozens dead as tornadoes hit US

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Nov.10  San Diego  Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Sep.19  Louisiana  Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Aug.3  Louisiana  BP starts 'static kill' on well Jul.22  Louisiana  Storm forces ships off spill site Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking
Jun.29  Louisiana  Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames Apr.6   USA   Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home
Aug.8  Manhattan  Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died Jun.18  New Jersey  Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Jun.5  North Mexico  29 children die in day care center fire Apr.29  Texas  First U.S. swine flu death confirmed Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house Jan.15   New York   Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River   A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport

year 2008 Top ^

Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision


year 2007 Top ^

Oct.23   Southern California 500,000 flee wildfires
Sep.4  Nevada  Famed flier Fossett missing Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi

year 2006 Top ^

Aug.27  Kentucky  49 dead in plane crash Jan.3  USA  Only one miner reported alive

year 2005 Top ^

Sep.20  Florida  Rita strengthens to hurricane Sep.3  New Orleans  Massive airlift rescues thousands Sep.1  New Orleans  'Desperate SOS' for city Aug.29   New Orleans   Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
  1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods Aug.28  New Orleans  Katrina now Category 5 Aug.2  Toronto  All survive Air France jet crash and fire Mar.18  Florida  Patient's feeding tube removed

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.17  Alabama  U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake

year 2003 Top ^

Sep.18  Virginia  Isabel knocks out power to 2 million Aug.14   New York Major power outage
May.4  U. S. Midwest  Tornadoes wreak havoc Feb.20   New England 96 killed in nightclub inferno Feb.1   Texas     Space shuttle and crew lost  Columbia broke up as it descended toward a planned landing, showering debris across southeastern Texas

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.27  Florida  Cloned baby birth claim

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.12   New York Jet crashes, killing 260
Oct.10  Florida  3rd anthrax case Sep.13  New York  5,000 people remain missing Sep.11  Pennsylvania  United Airlines Flight 93 crashed   Manhattan   Terror attacks hit U.S.   3 commercial jets crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon. Both towers collapsed. United Airlines plane crashed

year 2000 Top ^

Apr.8  Arizona  Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines Feb.1  California  Jet bound for S.F. plunges into see


Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home   32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite   A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand hom... 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire   At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell 500,000 flee wildfires 96 killed in nightclub inferno E. coli found in Winnipeg water NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Positive Ebola test at US hospital   First Ebola case diagnosed in the US   Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Crippled cruise ship reaches land Major power outage Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him US admits snow forecast errors




North America, Disasters Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
2014
May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations
Jan.23   Canada
2013
Aug.22   California
Jun.30   Arizona
May.3  Southern California  Major wildfires spread in California
2009
Jun.5  North Mexico  29 children die in day care center fire
2007
Oct.23   Southern California
2003
Feb.20   New England




North America, Disasters Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2015
Jan. 14  Texas  Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash




North America, Disasters Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2015
Yesterday   Western Canada
Tue.  Washington  World 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics
2014
Nov.26  USA  Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'
Oct.29  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US
Oct.25  New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment
Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
Oct.23   Manhattan
Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US
Oct.15   Dallas
Oct.12   Dallas
Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks
Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital
Sep.30   Dallas
Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'
Jun.19  US Georgia  Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC
2009
Apr.29  Texas  First U.S. swine flu death confirmed
2005
Mar.18  Florida  Patient's feeding tube removed
2002
Dec.27  Florida  Cloned baby birth claim
2001
Oct.10  Florida  3rd anthrax case




North America, Disasters Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2014
Oct.17   Western Canada
2013
Feb.14   Alabama
2010
Nov.10  San Diego  Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid'




North America, Disasters Power Outage Timeline ... See World Power Outage timeline Top ^
2003
Aug.14   New York




North America, Disasters Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2011
May.8  North Mexico  Search teams recover 14 bodies from mine
2010
Apr.6   USA
2006
Jan.3  USA  Only one miner reported alive




North America, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2015
Tue.   New York
  The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a "potentially historic blizzard" would strike
Mon.   New York New York shuts down for blizzard
  New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down as Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow
Mon.   Boston Snow emergency declared in US
  An emergency has been declared in several states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm of snow barrels down on the north-east
Sun.  New York  North-east US braced for 'historic blizzard' 2014 Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US Oct.17  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Jul.5  Canada  Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages Apr.28  Southern U.S.  Search for tornado survivors goes on Feb.12   North Carolina Storm bears down on US east coast   A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South Jan.29  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands Jan.6  Canada  North America cold snap creeps east Jan.5   Toronto 'Polar vortex' grips North America
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather..    A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it tu...
Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm 2013 May.31  Oklahoma  New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five' May.20   Oklahoma Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado
Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US 2012 Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone Oct.30   Manhattan   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US 2011 Aug.29  New England  Death toll from Irene keeps rising Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York Aug.27  North Carolina  Hurricane Irene lashes US coast Jul.22  New York  Intense heat bakes US and Canada May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado Apr.28   Alabama Death toll from storms in South nears 300   A barrage of storms claimed nearly 300 lives and reduced once-familiar neighborhoods to piles of bricks and lumber Apr.17  North Carolina  Dozens dead as tornadoes hit US 2010 Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US Jul.22  Louisiana  Storm forces ships off spill site Jun.29  Louisiana  Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up 2008 Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast 2005 Sep.20  Florida  Rita strengthens to hurricane Aug.29   New Orleans Hurricane Katrina lashes coast   1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods Aug.28  New Orleans  Katrina now Category 5 2004 Sep.17  Alabama  U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake 2003 Sep.18  Virginia  Isabel knocks out power to 2 million May.4  U. S. Midwest  Tornadoes wreak havoc



North America, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2013 Jun.22   Western Canada Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary
2012 Oct.29   New Jersey   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes   A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast



North America, Disasters Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Jan. 2   Kentucky 'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash
2014 Jul.17  Washington  U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane 2013 Jul.22   New York Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails Jul.6   San Francisco Bay Area   Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International   A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more 2011 Sep.16  Nevada  Air race crash: 9 people killed, 52 injured 2009 Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home Aug.8  Manhattan  Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died Jun.18  New Jersey  Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house Jan.15   New York Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River   A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport 2008 Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found 2007 Sep.4  Nevada  Famed flier Fossett missing 2006 Aug.27  Kentucky  49 dead in plane crash 2005 Aug.2  Toronto  All survive Air France jet crash and fire 2001 Nov.12   New York Jet crashes, killing 260 Sep.11  Pennsylvania  United Airlines Flight 93 crashed Sep.11   Manhattan   Terror attacks hit U.S.   3 commercial jets crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon. Both towers collapsed. United Airlines plane crashed 2000 Apr.8  Arizona  Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines Feb.1  California  Jet bound for S.F. plunges into see



North America, Disasters Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.5   Canada Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store
2011 Oct.19  Ohio  Ohio police hunt escaped animals



North America, Disasters Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2014 Sep.21   North Mexico Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill
2010 Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Sep.19  Louisiana  Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Aug.3  Louisiana  BP starts 'static kill' on well Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames



North America, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi




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2014 Aug.11  San Francisco Bay Area  Actor Robin Williams found dead at home



North America, Disasters Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Dec.1   New York New York train crash kills four
Jul.11   Canada 20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Map of Lac-Megantic Canada  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people 2008 Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision



North America, Disasters Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2005 Sep.3  New Orleans  Massive airlift rescues thousands Sep.1  New Orleans  'Desperate SOS' for city 2001 Sep.13  New York  5,000 people remain missing



North America, Disasters Space Disaster Timeline ... See World Space Disaster timeline Top ^
2015 Jan. 10  Florida  SpaceX rocket test ends in crash 2014 Oct.31   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot
Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert
Oct.28   Virginia Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes 2003 Feb.1   Texas   Space shuttle and crew lost  Columbia broke up as it descended toward a planned landing, showering debris across southeastern Texas



North America, Disasters Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2014 Mar.12  Manhattan  Three killed in NY buildings blast 2013 Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant   Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near W...