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B. 09-25 Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash
2. 09-23 Tropical Storm Karl passes near Bermuda, could strengthen Bermuda
D. 09-22 Pennsylvania man crawls to safety three days after car crash
E. 09-16 Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer Mosaic's New Wales, Mulberry, FL, Florida
5. 09-05 Hurricane Newton takes aim at Mexico's Los Cabos resorts Los Cabos, Baja California, North Mexico
6. 09-03 US storm Hermine: Eastern states brace for heavy rain Virginia
7. 09-02 Florida coast battered by Hurricane Hermine
09-01 Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast Cedar Key, Florida
J. 09-01 SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch Cape Canaveral, Florida

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  Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, has died in a boat crash at the age of 24, was one of three people killed
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  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city

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  Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, has died in a boat crash at the age of 24, was one of three people killed
Fri.   Bermuda Tropical Storm Karl passes near Bermuda, could strengthen Thu.  Indiana  Pennsylvania man crawls to safety three days after car crash Sep. 16  Florida  Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer Sep. 5  North Mexico  Hurricane Newton takes aim at Mexico's Los Cabos resorts Sep. 1   Florida     Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast Map of Cedar Key Florida  Hurricane Hermine has made landfall in northern Florida, becoming the first hurricane to hit the state since 2005   Florida SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch Map of Cape Canaveral Florida  A rocket operated by the aerospace company has exploded on the launch pad where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch

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Aug.18   Southern California   California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands   Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze, with several of them describing it as the most ferocious they have ever seen Aug.8   USA   Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers  Thousands of air passengers around the world have been left stranded after a power cut forced the US airline Delta to suspend flights

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Jul.30  Texas  Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 Jul.29  Miami  Zika virus: Florida cases may to be first US-based infections

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Jun.25   Mid-Atlantic states West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead
Map of West Virginia USA  Hundreds of people stranded by floods have been rescued in West Virginia, with the death toll now standing at 23, officials say Jun.24  Mid-Atlantic states  Twenty people die in West Virginia floods Jun.15   Florida Body of boy seized by alligator found

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May.16   Western Canada Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire
May.7  Western Canada  Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province   Western Canada Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size' May.6  Western Canada  Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy May.4  Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency   Western Canada Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed' May.3   Western Canada   Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city


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Feb.2  Dallas  Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US

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Jan.24  New York  New York begins clear-up after mammoth snowfall Jan.23   New York   East coast struck by mammoth snowfall
  Parts of the eastern United States have received more than two feet (71cm) of snow fall in a huge blizzard that is sweeping across the region Jan.22  Washington  Massive US blizzard advances north  North Carolina  US snowstorm: Millions prepare for huge blizzard Jan.21  Philadelphia  'Crippling' snow storm could slam US east coast

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Dec.26  Dallas  Texas tornadoes: 'Eight killed' in Dallas suburbs Dec.25   Mississippi US storms: At least 14 dead in trail of destruction
Oct.25   Western Canada 4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.29  New Orleans  New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina

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Jun.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people

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May.29   Dallas Death toll from floods in Texas and Oklahoma reached 24
May.25  North Mexico  Tornado kills 13 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna May.12   Philadelphia US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed

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Mar.28   Maritime Provinces 23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing
Mar.26  Manhattan  New York buildings collapse after explosion Mar.11  Florida  Eleven missing after US army crash

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Feb.19  Chicago  Record-breaking cold in US East

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Jan.27   New York US admits snow forecast errors


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Oct.31   Southern California   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 Oct.28  Virginia  Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes Oct.23  Manhattan  NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.17  Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Oct.15  Dallas  Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Oct.12  Dallas  Positive Ebola test at US hospital Sep.30  Dallas  First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Sep.21  North Mexico  Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill 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 May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations Feb.12   North Carolina Storm bears down on US east coast
Jan.29  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands Jan.23   Canada Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home 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. Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm

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Dec.1  New York  New York train crash kills four Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite
Aug.5  Maritime Provinces  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 Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire 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   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 Mar.1  Florida  Florida man swallowed by sinkhole Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US

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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 Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US

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Sep.16  Nevada  Air race crash: 9 people killed, 52 injured Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York
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

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US 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
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
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

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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   Relentless fires roared for a third day, sending residents fleeing with family members, pets and whatever prize possessions they could fit in... Sep.4  Nevada  Famed flier Fossett missing Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi   A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water

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.    Those killed on the flight were commander Rick D. Husband; pilot William C. McCool; payload commander Michael P. Anderson; mission specialists David M. Brown, ...


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. Map of World Trade Center USA
  3 commercial jets crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon. Both towers collapsed. United Airlines plane crashed.    2,973 people died. 19 terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. Passengers and members of the flight crew on...



California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands   Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze, with several of them describing it as the most ferocious they have ever seen Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size' Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed' Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada




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Aug.18   Southern California
May.16   Western Canada
May.7  Western Canada  Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province
May.7   Western Canada
May.6  Western Canada  Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy
May.4  Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency
May.4   Western Canada
May.3   Western Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
2014 May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations Jan.23   Canada Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home 2013 Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire 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 500,000 flee wildfires   Relentless fires roared for a third day, sending residents fleeing with family members, pets and whatever prize possessions they could fit in... 2003 Feb.20   New England 96 killed in nightclub inferno



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2016 Thu.  Indiana  Pennsylvania man crawls to safety three days after car crash



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2016 Jul.29  Miami  Zika virus: Florida cases may to be first US-based infections Feb.2  Dallas  Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US 2014 Oct.23  Manhattan  NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.15  Dallas  Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Oct.12  Dallas  Positive Ebola test at US hospital Sep.30  Dallas  First Ebola case diagnosed in the US 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



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2016 Today   Miami Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash
Map of Miami Beach Florida USA
  Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, has died in a boat crash at the age of 24, was one of three people killed
2015 Oct.25   Western Canada 4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks 2014 Oct.17  Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast 2013 Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land



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2003 Aug.14   New York Major power outage




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2010 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 2006 Jan.3  USA  Only one miner reported alive



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2016 Fri.   Bermuda Tropical Storm Karl passes near Bermuda, could strengthen
Sep. 5  North Mexico  Hurricane Newton takes aim at Mexico's Los Cabos resorts Sep. 1   Florida   Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast
Map of Cedar Key Florida  Hurricane Hermine has made landfall in northern Florida, becoming the first hurricane to hit the state since 2005 Jan.24  New York  New York begins clear-up after mammoth snowfall Jan.23   New York East coast struck by mammoth snowfall
  Parts of the eastern United States have received more than two feet (71cm) of snow fall in a huge blizzard that is sweeping across the region Jan.22  Washington  Massive US blizzard advances north Jan.22  North Carolina  US snowstorm: Millions prepare for huge blizzard Jan.21  Philadelphia  'Crippling' snow storm could slam US east coast 2015 Dec.26  Dallas  Texas tornadoes: 'Eight killed' in Dallas suburbs Dec.25   Mississippi US storms: At least 14 dead in trail of destruction Aug.29  New Orleans  New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina May.25  North Mexico  Tornado kills 13 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna Feb.19  Chicago  Record-breaking cold in US East Jan.27   New York US admits snow forecast errors 2014 Feb.12   North Carolina Storm bears down on US east coast 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. 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   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 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 Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US 2011 Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York 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 2010 Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US 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 ^
2016 Jun.25   Mid-Atlantic states West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead Map of West Virginia USA  Hundreds of people stranded by floods have been rescued in West Virginia, with the death toll now standing at 23, officials say Jun.24  Mid-Atlantic states  Twenty people die in West Virginia floods 2015 May.29   Dallas Death toll from floods in Texas and Oklahoma reached 24 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 ^
2016 Aug.8   USA Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers  Thousands of air passengers around the world have been left stranded after a power cut forced the US airline Delta to suspend flights Jul.30  Texas  Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 2015 Mar.28   Maritime Provinces 23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing
Mar.11  Florida  Eleven missing after US army 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 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. Map of World Trade Center USA
  3 commercial jets crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon. Both towers collapsed. United Airlines plane crashed.    2,973 people died. 19 terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. Passengers and members of the flight crew on...




North America, Disasters Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2016 Jun.15   Florida Body of boy seized by alligator found
2013 Aug.5  Maritime Provinces  Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store



North America, Disasters Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2016 Sep. 16  Florida  Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer 2014 Sep.21  North Mexico  Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill 2010 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
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher




North America, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2015 Jun.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people 2007 Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi   A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water



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



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2015 May.12   Philadelphia US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed
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 ^
2016 Sep. 1   Florida SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch Map of Cape Canaveral Florida  A rocket operated by the aerospace company has exploded on the launch pad where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch 2014 Oct.31   Southern California 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 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.    Those killed on the flight were commander Rick D. Husband; pilot William C. McCool; payload commander Michael P. Anderson; mission specialists David M. Brown, ...




North America, Disasters Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2015 Mar.26  Manhattan  New York buildings collapse after explosion 2013 Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant