The Buffalo Creek Disaster

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  • Author : Gerald M. Stern
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 0307783847
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The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster
  • Author : Gerald M. Stern
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 26 January 2011
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One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster
  • Author : Gerald M. Stern
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 04 December 2021
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An in-depth account of the February 1972 disaster in which a dam built by the Pittston Coal Company gave way, killing 125 people, injuring more than 1,100, and leaving more than four thousand homeless, focuses on the survivors' lawsuit against the company, which became a landmark case of a legal triumph over corporate responsibility. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster
  • Author : Gerald M. Stern
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 04 December 1976
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Behind-the-scenes account by the attorney from the Washington D.C. law firm that represented the Buffalo Creek Disaster survivors in a lawsuit. There were over 4,000 survivors of the flood that devastated over 16 small West Virginia communities and took 125 lives.

Everything In Its Path

Everything In Its Path
  • Author : Kai T. Erikson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 10 April 2012
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The 1977 Sorokin Award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On February 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit community were crowded into trailer homes with no concern for former neighborhoods. The result was a collective trauma that lasted longer than the individual traumas caused by the original disaster.

Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster

Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster
  • Author : Goldine C. Gleser,Bonnie L. Green,Carolyn Winget
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster: A Study of Buffalo Creek disseminates the findings of an investigation into the psychosocial effects of a specific disaster - the collapse of a slag dam that inundated the valley of Buffalo Creek in West Virginia on February 26, 1972. Based on interviews with more than 600 men, women, and children for whom psychic impairment was claimed, this volume examines the relationships between the individual disaster experiences of the survivors and their later psychological functioning. Comprised of nine