Natural Disasters

Explore the topics below to learn about Natural Disasters through newspaper articles and clippings.

Temporary hospital in California for Spanish flu victims, 1918

1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

The 1918 influenza pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920; colloquially known as Spanish flu) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people around the world, including people on remote Pacific islands and in the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 …Read More

Mount St. Helens, 1982

Mount St. Helens 1980 Eruption

On May 18, 1980, a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in Skamania County, in the State of Washington. The eruption (a VEI 5 event) was the most significant volcanic eruption to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states since the much smaller 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California. …Read More