Worst Disaster Year In Red Cross History

The Red Cross described 1927 as being the worst disaster year in their history, surpassing the previous record year in 1926.

25 Nov 1927, Page 7 – The News-Review at Newspapers.com

The Florida hurricane of 1926 destroyed Miami and was the most expensive natural disaster in US history.

20 Sep 1926, 14 – Evening Courier at Newspapers.com


20 Sep 1926, 12 – The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com

20 Sep 1926, Page 1 – The Times at Newspapers.com

Then 1927 brought the worst floods on record to the Mississippi River Valley.

This was followed by a series of catastrophic tornadoes.

10 May 1927, 1 – The Boston Globe at Newspapers.com

10 May 1927, 1 – The Atlanta Constitution at Newspapers.com

13 Apr 1927, Page 1 – Corsicana Daily Sun at Newspapers.com

13 Apr 1927, 1 – Henryetta Daily Free-Lance at Newspapers.com

a tornado near Jasper, Minnesota, taken by Lucille Handberg on 8th July 1927

The Jasper Tornado

St. Louis was destroyed by a tornado.

The Pittsburgh Press – Google News Archive Search

A number of record heatwaves occurred in 1927, including a protracted one in September and October, which killed scores of people.

15 Sep 1927, 1 – The Gazette at Newspapers.com


Warsaw Union – Google News Archive Search

The end of October was record hot in the US, and as a cold front pushed across the US, a tropical storm moved up the Atlantic Coast. This led to the worst floods in Vermont’s history.

November 3 flooding wiped out more than 1,000 bridges in Vermont, and drowned the Lieutenant Governor.

Five years ago I lived near the Winooski River and rode past that spot every day.

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2 Responses to Worst Disaster Year In Red Cross History

  1. GWS says:

    How quickly we forget.
    Thanks, Tony!
    Keep it up!
    You do a great service to our country!

  2. arn says:

    So ther were more devastating catastrophies in the USA alone between 1927 and 1935 than globally in 33 years since Hanson started the scam.
    This perfect >350ppm co2 control knob climate was much worse than our climate emergency,
    especially the time since the heatwave of 1911 since the dustbowl (Including the massive 1921 foods in china).

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