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  Armageddon Online - A list of Natural Disasters
A disaster is a natural or man-made event that negatively affects life, property, livelihood or industry often resulting in permanent changes to human societies, ecosystems and environment.
Disasters manifest as hazards exacerbating vulnerable conditions and exceeding individuals' and communities' means to survive and thrive.
Famine is a natural disaster characterized by a widespread lack of food in a region, and can be characterized as a lack of agriculture foodstuffs, a lack of livestock, or a general lack of all foodstuffs required for basic nutrition and survival.
www.armageddononline.org /natural_disaster.php   (1981 words)

  
 List of disasters - Simple English Wikipedia
This is a list of disasters, both natural and man-made.
An attack with much collateral damage may be considered a disaster, such as the attack on KdF Ship Wilhelm Gustloff, 1945, the worst or perhaps second worst maritime incident in history, in terms of loss of life in a single vessel (see also note at the end of the article RMS Titanic).
This is a list of disasters involving objects in flight or near-flight.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_disasters   (590 words)

  
 Flooding and Other Disasters
The students may be asked to define and list "natural disasters" -- earthquakes; hurricanes, tornadoes, or storms; avalanches; tidal waves; forest fires; volcanic eruptions; etc. The library media specialist may explain which sections of the newspaper are most likely to contain such information.
For example, the worst floods may be listed on notebook paper (chronologically, alphabetically by place, or numerically by damage) and placed in the notebook.
Students may also compare the various kinds of disasters and identify the kind which is most prevalent in the local region or geographical area.
www.eduref.org /Virtual/Lessons/Science/Earth_Science/EAR0201.html   (718 words)

  
 Genealogy Resources on the Internet - Canada Mailing Lists
A mailing list for anyone searching for their ancestors in cemeteries in Canada or interested in preserving historical information about these cemeteries (including locating graves, decedents within the graves, cemeteries which have been indexed on the internet and in other written forms, and care of tombstones and the inscriptions thereon) and sharing information about them.
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the southwestern counties of Nova Scotia, areas that traditionally served as the focal point for the Nova Scotia fishing, shipbuilding, and other industries and cultures of the region.
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the former County of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, which is currently a large municipality (in area and population) and part of the Regional Municipal County of Temicamingue.
www.rootsweb.com /~jfuller/gen_mail_country-can.html   (8636 words)

  
 List of rail accidents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December 24, 1953 – New Zealand: Tangiwai disaster; the Tangiwai railway bridge over the Whangaehu River collapses as the overnight express train between Wellington and Auckland passes over it; the bridge supports had been weakened by a lahar (a volcanic ash and debris filled flash flood) a few minutes before the train passed.
November 16, 1960 – Stéblová train disaster, Czechoslovakia: 118 are killed and 110 injured in a head-on collision.
January 8, 1962 – Harmelen, The Netherlands: The Harmelen train disaster, the worst railway accident in the history of The Netherlands, occurs when one passenger train driver misses a warning signal in fog and passes a red signal to collide nearly head-on with another passenger train.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_rail_accidents   (4934 words)

  
 Cyndi's List - Disasters: Natural & Man-Made
List of persons who died in Sonoma County as a result of the great earthquake and fire on April 18, 1906.
The failure of the St. Francis Dam, and the resulting loss of over 500 lives in the path of a roaring wall of water, was a scandal that resulted in the almost complete destruction of the reputation of its builder, William Mulholland.
List of hurricanes of the Mississippi Gulf Coast from 1717 until 1998.
www.cyndislist.com /disasters.htm   (2203 words)

  
 Disaster – pictures related to disasters - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Disaster – pictures related to disasters - List of Items - MSN Encarta
In this picture a fire rages through Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
There are three kinds of forest fires: one that burns a layer of...
encarta.msn.com /refedlist_210085628_10/Forest_Fire.html   (40 words)

  
 Five 2005 disasters topped $1 billion - Weather News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Before Katrina, the most expensive climate- or weather-related disasters since 1980 were the 1988 drought and heat wave, $61.6 billion; the 1980 drought and heat wave, $48.4 billion; and 1992's Hurricane Andrew, $35.6 billion, according to the climate center.
In addition to Katrina, last year's billion-dollar disasters were Hurricane Wilma, $10 billion; Hurricane Rita, $8 billion; Hurricane Dennis, $2 billion; and the drought that struck the Midwest in spring and summer, $1 billion.
The five billion-dollar disasters in 2005 ranked it second on the list of most disasters in one year.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/11099006   (398 words)

  
 disasters
The list below is of disasters in which 5 or more lives have been lost.
I have tried to give a documentary account of the incident from official and local sources including a list of the victims.
Should you require a document, please email your postal address and the name and date of the incident in which you are interested.
www.cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /lodis.htm   (90 words)

  
 disasters
But when a late goal was scored, exiting fans tred to re-enter the stadium, crushing the people caught in the middle.
Russians officials attempted to claim the official casualty loss was only 61 and the police were not responsible for the disaster.
The disaster prompted huge changes in the structure of English football when Lord Justice Taylor published his report into the incident.
www.hooligansfootball.homestead.com /disasters.html   (711 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Technology | Data disasters dog computer users
But top of the list is an old laptop containing key company data that was found filled with cockroach corpses.
The list was compiled by data recovery firm OnTrack which handles more than 100,000 requests a year for help to piece together information from damaged computer hardware.
But the data disaster at the top of the list, for its yuck factor if nothing else, is the story of the company that unearthed a laptop that had lain unused in a warehouse for almost a decade.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/4500482.stm   (398 words)

  
 List of Disasters
This list of disasters was developed by studying information and data from situations in all 50 states, as well as U. Territories, that FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, has responded to since 1990.
It provides a standard checklist of the kinds of things that can happen, More detailed information is available from standard reference works such as encyclopedias and almanacs.
The flooding in 1993 in the Midwestern U.S. along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, is the second costliest with damages to insured and uninsured property estimated at $12 billion.
www.newstrench.com /03dislist/dislist.htm   (145 words)

  
 PBS - THE WEST - Lesson Plans Index
Brainstorm as a class a list of natural disasters and write the responses on the board or overhead.
Students are to take the information from their research, write a series of articles (from the suggested list) and put together a newspaper on their natural disaster.
Compile a list of the most serious of natural disasters throughout history and their damages.
www.pbs.org /weta/thewest/lesson_plans/lesson10.htm   (1063 words)

  
 List of disasters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paez river disaster, Cauca and Huila provinces, Colombia (June 6, 1994) over 1,100 people were killed in an earthquake and mudslide disaster in the Paez river basin
From 1990 onward, the list is exhaustive, including all air disasters killing 20 or more people.
Hindenburg disaster (May 6, 1937) 36 killed, including one ground crew; Zeppelin LZ 129
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_disasters   (5217 words)

  
 welsh mining disasters, accidents and death lists.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As numerous as this list is (at least 5,650), it still represents only a small proportion of Welsh miners killed at their workplace.
Although disasters are large and dramatic in number they only account for less than 17% of mining deaths in Wales.
January, 1879 63 list Dowlais Cardiff, Abercynon 23rd.
www.welshcoalmines.co.uk /DisastersList.htm   (323 words)

  
 Ukraine, Military Disasters - Johnson's Russia List 8-14-02
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Unlike the Ukraine military's air catastrophe last year, plenty of photographers were on hand to record all the gory details of the recent air-show disaster near the city of L'viv.
The images snapped July 27 at the world's deadliest air-show disaster focused international attention on Ukraine's air force and rekindled doubts about competency raised last fall when, unseen by photographers, a Ukrainian missile, fired accidentally, downed a Russian passenger jet over the Black Sea.
Now, those raw color photos and lingering doubts are haunting Ukraine leaders as they knock on the door of the West.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/6402-10.cfm   (759 words)

  
 Spam Unsubscribe Services
A 'remove list' database that could hold that volume of addresses would take each spammer days to 'wash' their lists against it - and at the end each spammer's list would be practically empty.
Spammers add thousands of traded or harvested addresses to their lists every day and would therefore have to keep washing their lists every day against the "Global Remove List" to ensure previously-removed addresses have not simply been imported back on.
No spammer would ever use a "global" or "unified remove list" because all spammers believe that people who remove themselves from other spammers lists would not have removed themselves from theirs, since all spammers believe the junk they send is different from the junk other spammers send.
www.spamhaus.org /removelists.html   (760 words)

  
 List of disasters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is a list of world disasters, both natural and man-made.
Climatic disaster of 535 AD, triggered by an Indonesian volcanic eruption; grassland failures spurred migrations of Avars and others; plagues, conjectured collapse of Late Antiquity (David Keys theory, in Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World, 2000.
List of United Kingdom disasters by death toll
list-of-disasters.kiwiki.homeip.net   (915 words)

  
 Ontrack Data Recovery News Releases & Articles
In all incidences, Ontrack recovered the data, by either working on the computers or media/storage devices in their labs and cleanrooms, or by using its patented Remote Data Recovery™ technology.
Digital Disaster at 19,000 Feet - The Polish explorer, Krystof Wielicki, dropped his digital camera when climbing the Himalayas on his latest expedition, smashing it to smithereens and damaging the memory card in the process.
“Data can disappear as a result of natural disaster, system fault or computer virus, but human error, including ‘computer rage,’ seems to be a growing problem.
www.ontrack.com /newsreleases/index.aspx?getPressRelease=5493   (755 words)

  
 Disasters Affecting the San Francisco Bay Area
The California Office of Emergency Services has compiled two lists of disasters affecting the State, including the San Francisco Bay Area - one for the period from 1950 - 1997, and a second for more recent disasters.
The following list of 56 disasters affecting all or part of the nine-county Bay Area during that 51-year period is extracted from those lists (of 181 disasters statewide).
All but seven of these disasters are caused by natural hazards, for an average of almost one natural disaster affecting all or part of the San Francisco Bay Area every year.
quake.abag.ca.gov /mitigation/disaster-history.html   (1123 words)

  
 The Bottom 10: Worst Software Disasters
This week's list of the worst software disasters should be more controversial than any "best of" list, since a lot of software is bad.
My list in this column will emphasize bad software that was hyped as the next big thing and then proved to be a huge flop despite all efforts.
That's why I've titled this column the 10 worst software "disasters." The problem is that it's quite difficult to rank these turkeys.
www.pcmag.com /article2/0,1759,1636333,00.asp   (1505 words)

  
 Natural Disasters
(The government of mainland China in Beijing does not disclose the numbers of victims of natural disasters, thus many disasters that took place in China may not be known to the rest of the world).
(Several governments are blamed for some of these natural disasters, eg Stalin for the Ukrainian famine of 1921, Mao for the Chinese famine of 1969 and Britain for the Irish famine of 1845.
There has not been any other major nuclear-power disaster.
www.scaruffi.com /politics/disaster.html   (485 words)

  
 Disasters in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Most of the city was destroyed by a fire and subsequent explosion on the French freighter Grandcamp, which was carrying a cargo of ammonium nitrate; at least 516 were killed and over 3,000 injured.
For the purpose of creating a manageable list of the most significant occurences, disaster is defined simply as an unintentional event that caused extensive damage, injury, and loss of life.
Disasters in green affected New England and adjacent New York.
www.easternct.edu /depts/amerst/disasters.htm   (3323 words)

  
 List Of Disasters. (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-3.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Here is a list of some of the disasters I have included within the site, please keep checking back, as the list will become more detailed with more and more disasters appearing here, as and when I get time to update.
If you are aware of any mistakes, please email me so as they can be rectified immediately.
Also, If there is a disaster we should be aware of, please get in touch with details to the email address below.
uk.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /joolzandsuzie/page2.html   (91 words)

  
 - Disasters -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Here you will find a list of disasters.
Disasters will be posted at the beginning of every Equinez year and must be taken care of within that year.
Buy medicine from the vet (it will only cost $10) and strongly consider getting racing boots.
www.angelfire.com /musicals/violin1/Equinez/disasters.html   (73 words)

  
 World Disasters. Highway Disasters Timeline, 21st Century
At least 34 have died and several injured after a passenger bus fell down a 100m ravine in northern Guatemala
At least 47 people were killed when their bus crashed and flipped off the highway in Papallacta
A bus and the 2 cars fell 50 metres into the river after the 116-year-old bridge gave way.
www.mapreport.com /subtopics/d/c.html   (458 words)

  
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The introduction of the jumbo jets was going to lead to higher death counts, but no one was prepared for two 747s colliding in the worst aviation accident of all time.
Bartelski, Jan. Disasters in the Air: Mysterious Air Disasters Explained.
On a Wing and a Prayer: Interviews with Airline Disaster Survivors.
www.super70s.com /Super70s/Tech/Aviation/Disasters   (670 words)

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