An EF4 tornado struck the city of Tuscaloosa, resulting in 64 fatalities and causing extensive damage.
The most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. history, with a magnitude of 9.2, caused significant destruction and claimed 131 lives.
A wildfire in Yarnell claimed the lives of 19 firefighters, making it the deadliest incident for firefighters in Arizona's history.
The deadliest tornado in U.S. history, traveling through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, claimed the lives of 695 people, including 113 in Arkansas.
The devastating earthquake and subsequent fires in San Francisco resulted in an estimated 3,000 deaths and caused widespread destruction.
Flash flooding along the Big Thompson River caused the deaths of 144 people and extensive property damage.
A fire broke out at a circus tent in Hartford, resulting in the deaths of 168 people and injuring hundreds more.
A collision between two trains near Wilmington resulted in the deaths of 23 people and injured numerous others.
The hurricane caused Lake Okeechobee to overflow, resulting in the deaths of approximately 2,500 people, primarily due to flooding.
A crematorium in Noble caused a major scandal when it was discovered that bodies had been improperly disposed of, resulting in 339 counts of theft against the operator.