This list is only for disasters that took place in the United States and U.S. territories. It’s a little arbitrary, and is “The List According to Jen”, as it were. You might be wondering how I came up with these.
Here was my line of thinking–start by listing the events that got the most media attention. Then–look at which events had a significant amount of both public and private damage (government and private citizens). Finally, I looked at which events were the most wide spread, even if private citizens did not get massive amounts of damage. I left out certain events like Tropical Storm Ida and various Nor’Easters, NOT because they weren’t widespread or damaging, (on the contrary) but because larger disasters are declared by state, usually, and not by region. So, if there were 3 states declared from Tropical Storm Ida and each of them had 5 declared counties, I left those out.
I would love to hear what you all think should be on the list and why.
- 12/12/08-01/05/09 Washington, Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow
- 1/6/09-1/16/09 Washington , Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding
- 1/26/09-2/13/09 Kentucky , Severe Winter Storm and Flooding
- Started 3/19/09 North Dakota, Severe Storms and Flooding
- Started 3/26/09 Georgia, Sever e Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes and Straight-Line winds
- Started 4/27/09 Arkansas , Severe Storms and Flooding
- 05/08/09-05/16/09 Missouri, Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
- 9/18/09-10/08/09 Georgia , Severe Storms and Flooding
- 9/29/09 American Samoa, Earthquake, Tsunami, Flooding
- 11/5/2009 Fort Hood Shooting, Terrorism, 13 killed