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Incidents Do Happen Here!

Douglas County, incorporated in 1855, is Nebraska's most populous county and home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Located in the Midwest, Douglas County is subject to the irregular weather patterns that sometimes result in natural disasters. We have a long history of community emergencies and natural disasters in Douglas County, Nebraska.

  1. 2016 - April 27 Tornadoes
  2. 2014 - May 11 Mother's Day Tornadoes
  3. 2014 - January 20 Industrial Building Collapse
  4. 2012 - December Snowstorm
  5. 2011 - May to August Missouri River Flood
  6. 2010 - June Elkhorn River Flood
  7. 2009 - H1N1 Pandemic Flu
  8. 2009 - December Snow Storm
  9. 2008 - May 28 Railroad Car HAZMAT Release
  10. 2008 - June 27 Windstorm
  11. 2008 - June 8 Millard Tornado
  12. 2007 - December 5 Active Shooter at Shopping Mall
  13. 2005 - September Reception of Evacuees from Hurricane Katrina
  14. 2004 - Flood
  15. 2003 - Windstorm
  16. 1999 - Flood
  17. 1997 - Ice Storm 
  18. 1993 - Flood
  19. 1975 - Tornado
  20. 1975 - Blizzard
  21. 1968 - Jackson Hotel Fire
  22. 1967 - Flood
  23. 1965 - Eagle Hotel Fire
  24. 1964 - Flood
  25. 1952 - Flood
  26. 1950 - Flood
  27. 1949 - Blizzard
  28. 1947 - Flood
  29. 1943 - Airplane Crash into Industrial Plant
  30. 1943 - Flood
  31. 1935 - Tornado and Flood
  32. 1933 - Locomotive Explosion
  33. 1933 - Millard Hotel Fire
  34. 1925 - Downtown Flood
  35. 1919 - Tornado
  36. 1919 - Cudahy Packing Company Ice House Fire
  37. 1913 - Two Tornadoes (114 deaths)
  38. 1913 - Dewey Hotel Fire
  39. 1912 - Retail District Fire
  40. 1911 - Courthouse Explosion
  41. 1905 - Tornado
  42. 1893 - Farnam Street Theater Fire
  43. 1888 - Blizzard
  44. 1881 - Flood
  45. 1878 - Grand Central Hotel Fire

 

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