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B. 2018-01-12 California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors Montecito, Santa Barbara County, CA, Southern California
2018-01-10 California mudslides death toll rises with 17 still missing Montecito, Santa Barbara County, CA, Southern California
D. 2018-01-10 CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada
4. 2017-12-29 Bronx NYC fire 'caused by child playing' 2363 Prospect Avenue, Belmont, Bronx, NY, New York
F. 2017-12-28 Brutal cold spell sets record lows across the US Mid-Atlantic states
G. 2017-12-27 Snow emergency in US city Erie after huge storm
7. 2017-12-16 Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA, Southern California
8. 2017-12-10 California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York Ventura county, Southern California
9. 2017-12-09 California wildfires: Governor brands fires 'new normal' Southern California

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country Map of Sonoma county USA  Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people Irma wallops Florida   Hurricane is snapping trees like matchsticks and knocking out power to more than 1 million people with 130 mph winds Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain   The biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 year has slammed into Texas with initial winds of up to 130mph (215km/h) battering coastal ar... Sixteen dead in Marines Corps plane incident Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray   A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city East coast struck by mammoth snowfall Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot 'Polar vortex' grips North America Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado 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 500,000 flee wildfires Hurricane Katrina lashes coast Space shuttle and crew lost Terror attacks hit U.S.
California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors California mudslides death toll rises with 17 still missing California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze Map of Ventura County USA
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Dec.7   San Diego
  Nearly 200,000 residents have now been evacuated due to California wildfires as crews pivot to fight a new blaze
Oct.9   San Francisco Bay Area
Sep.10   Florida
Aug.26   Texas
Jul.10   Mississippi


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May.3   Western Canada
Jan.23   New York


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Oct.31   Southern California
Jan.5   Toronto


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Jul.6   Canada
May.20   Oklahoma


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Oct.29   New Jersey


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California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors   At least 18 people have been confirmed dead in mudslides in California, as officials admit the window is closing for other survivors to be found... California mudslides death toll rises with 17 still missing Map of Montecito Santa Barbara County CA USA  Hundreds of rescuers are combing wreckage in Southern California for those missing after mudslides that have killed 17 California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze Map of Ventura County USA
Fri.   Southern California
Wed.   Southern California  
 Nevada  CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain


year 2017 Top ^

Dec. 29  New York  Bronx NYC fire 'caused by child playing'
Dec. 28  Mid-Atlantic states  Brutal cold spell sets record lows across the US
Dec. 27  Pennsylvania  Snow emergency in US city Erie after huge storm
Dec.10  Southern California  California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York
Dec.8  Southern California  California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages
Dec.7   San Diego  
  Nearly 200,000 residents have now been evacuated due to California wildfires as crews pivot to fight a new blaze
Oct.14  San Francisco Bay Area  California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue Oct.11  San Francisco Bay Area  California wildfires kill 21 including elderly couple Oct.9   San Francisco Bay Area   Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country Map of Sonoma county USA
  Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people
Sep.11   Florida Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power Sep.10   Florida   Irma wallops Florida Map of Cudjoe Key Florida
  Hurricane is snapping trees like matchsticks and knocking out power to more than 1 million people with 130 mph winds
Aug.31  Washington  Houston floods: White House seeks disaster aid from Congress Aug.30   Houston Flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire Aug.29  Houston  Houston floods: Night curfew to stop robbery and looting Aug.27   Houston Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by 'catastrophic floods' Aug.26  Houston  Harvey: Fears grow over severe flooding risk   Texas   Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain Map of Rockport Texas
  The biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 year has slammed into Texas with initial winds of up to 130mph (215km/h) battering coastal areas.    Some residents are feared trapped in collapsed buildings. More than 200,000 customers are without electricity. Hurric...
Jul.10   Mississippi Sixteen dead in Marines Corps plane incident   KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed in the state of Mississippi at around 16:00 local time (21:00 GMT) on Monday 100 miles north of J... Jan.22  US Georgia  US storms: At least 18 dead in Georgia and Mississippi

year 2016 Top ^

Sep.1  Florida  Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast  Florida  SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch Aug.18  Southern California  California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands Aug.8  USA  Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers Jun.25   Mid-Atlantic states West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead
Jun.15  Florida  Body of boy seized by alligator found May.16  Western Canada  Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire May.7  Western Canada  Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size' May.4  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
Feb.2  Dallas  Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US 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 regio...

year 2015 Top ^

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 Aug.29  New Orleans  New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina Jun.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people 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 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 Feb.19  Chicago  Record-breaking cold in US East Jan.27  New York  US admits snow forecast errors

year 2014 Top ^

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.23   Canada Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home 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.

year 2013 Top ^

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.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

year 2012 Top ^

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

year 2011 Top ^

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 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   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

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 2001 Top ^

Nov.12   New York Jet crashes, killing 260
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


California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze Map of Ventura County USA




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2017
Dec. 29  New York  Bronx NYC fire 'caused by child playing'
Dec.10  Southern California  California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York
Dec.8  Southern California  California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages
Dec.7   San Diego
  Nearly 200,000 residents have now been evacuated due to California wildfires as crews pivot to fight a new blaze
Oct.14  San Francisco Bay Area  California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue Oct.11  San Francisco Bay Area  California wildfires kill 21 including elderly couple Oct.9   San Francisco Bay Area Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country
Map of Sonoma county USA
  Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people
2016 Aug.18  Southern California  California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands May.16  Western Canada  Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire May.7  Western Canada  Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size' May.4  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
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 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



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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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2018 Wed.  Nevada  CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain 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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2017 Dec. 28  Mid-Atlantic states  Brutal cold spell sets record lows across the US Dec. 27  Pennsylvania  Snow emergency in US city Erie after huge storm Sep.11   Florida Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power
Sep.10   Florida Irma wallops Florida Map of Cudjoe Key Florida
  Hurricane is snapping trees like matchsticks and knocking out power to more than 1 million people with 130 mph winds
Aug.31  Washington  Houston floods: White House seeks disaster aid from Congress Aug.26  Houston  Harvey: Fears grow over severe flooding risk Aug.26   Texas Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain Map of Rockport Texas
  The biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 year has slammed into Texas with initial winds of up to 130mph (215km/h) battering coastal areas.    Some residents are feared trapped in collapsed buildings. More than 200,000 customers are without electricity. Hurric...
Jan.22  US Georgia  US storms: At least 18 dead in Georgia and Mississippi 2016 Sep.1  Florida  Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast 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 regio... 2015 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.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. 2013 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



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2018 Fri.   Southern California California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors   At least 18 people have been confirmed dead in mudslides in California, as officials admit the window is closing for other survivors to be found... Wed.   Southern California California mudslides death toll rises with 17 still missing Map of Montecito Santa Barbara County CA USA  Hundreds of rescuers are combing wreckage in Southern California for those missing after mudslides that have killed 17



North America, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2017 Aug.30   Houston Flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire
Aug.29  Houston  Houston floods: Night curfew to stop robbery and looting Aug.27   Houston Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by 'catastrophic floods' 2016 Jun.25   Mid-Atlantic states West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead 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 ^
2017 Jul.10   Mississippi Sixteen dead in Marines Corps plane incident   KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed in the state of Mississippi at around 16:00 local time (21:00 GMT) on Monday 100 miles north of J... 2016 Aug.8  USA  Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers 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



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 ^
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



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2015 Jun.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people 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



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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 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



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2015 Mar.26  Manhattan  New York buildings collapse after explosion 2013 Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant