December 2006 Disasters
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
- Dec. 14–15, Northwest U.S.: heavy rains and winds knocked out power to 1.5 million residents in Washington and Oregon and caused 14 deaths, many due to carbon monoxide poisonings from people using generators in their homes.
- Dec. 20, Colo.: a blizzard brought more than 2 ft of snow to Denver, paralyzed road and airport travel, and left thousands stranded just before Christmas.
- Dec. 29, Colo., Kan., Neb. and Okla., : the second blizzard of the month closed roads and airports, left thousands without electricity and telephones, and caused drifts of 15 ft, There were 12 storm-related deaths.
- Dec. 29, Java Sea, Indonesia: a ferry carrying 600 people sinks during a heavy storm, at least 400 people are still missing.
See also Recent Volcanic Activity