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Died in a storm


This is an umbrella project for Geni profiles and storm event projects that resulted in loss of life.


  • If you know the "type" of storm, and there's a project -- add the profile to that project.
  • If the storm is a well known historic event, such as Hurricane Katrina (2009), please consider making a project for it, and listing it in this umbrella.
  • If all you know is "died in a storm," add to this project.
  • Use discussions to ask questions, make comments, etc.

Please add profiles preferably to one of the Types of Storms listed below. However, If you don't know what kind of storm, please add the profile to this project.


A storm is any disturbed state of an environment or astronomical body's atmosphere especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by significant disruptions to normal conditions such as strong wind, hail, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation (snowstorm, rainstorm), heavy freezing rain (ice storm), strong winds (tropical cyclone, windstorm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere as in a dust storm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc.

Storms generally lead to negative impacts on lives and property such as storm surge, heavy rain or snow (causing flooding or road impassibility), lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear; however, systems with significant rainfall can alleviate drought in places they move through. Heavy snowfall can allow special recreational activities to take place, which would not be possible otherwise, such as skiing and snowmobiling.

  • Extreme weather includes unusual, severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past
  • Severe weather refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life

Some Types that have claimed lives:

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