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Contemporary Tragedies And Natural Disasters.
Contemporary stock footage detailing tragic events and personal losses that have had a profound effect on American society and the world at large. The contemporary stock footage titles from our royalty free stock footage and public domain films library focus on these dramatic and emotional events.
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9-11 WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK
Footage includes the Twin Towers ablaze, collapse of the first tower, reaction shots and "man on the street" interviews.
(public domain films) 2001 30 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
9-11 WTC: AFTERMATH
Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack as military and civilian rescue workers sift through the debris of the collapsed buildings; President George W. Bush, New York Governor George E. Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani arrive at the scene.
(public domain films) 2001 25 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
WORLD TRADE CENTER REMEMBERED
The World Trade Center starting out as an ambitious construction project to becoming a New York City icon of economic prosperity.
(public domain films) 1970's 8 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
9-11 PENTAGON ATTACK: AFTERMATH
Aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon with fire fighting efforts on and around the E Ring and emergency crews conducting structural integrity, damage inspections and debris removal.
(public domain films) 2001 53 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
OSAMA BIN LADEN: ARCHITECT OF 9-11
Osama Bin Laden speaks with Saudi Arabian Sheik Shaykh Al Ghamdi about the 9-11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington Virginia.
(public domain films) 2001 38 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
NYC REACTS TO DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
A New York City crowd cheers and chants in excitement near 9-11 ground zero after hearing news that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Chants of U.S.A., U.S.A. and waving American flags.
(public domain films) May 2, 2011 COL 3 min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
BP OIL DISASTER - DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL
Aftermath of the destruction of BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Drilling Platform, the massive oil plume and opening statements to a Congressional Panes by executives from BP British Petroleum, Transocean Limited and Halliburton.
(public domain films) 2010 COL 32min
Royalty Free Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
ODDUR, SOMALIA 1993

Activities of 'Doctors Without Borders' as they give aid to the men, women and children suffering severe malnutrition in Somalia.
(public domain films) 1993 10 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
HOSPITAL TRAUMA CENTER
Unedited medical stock footage of trauma surgeons and doctors performing surgical procedures in a hospital trauma Center.
(public domain films) 2010 COL 6min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
LAWN LAKE DAM FAILURE
The damage and destruction of The Lawn Lake Dam an earthen dam that failed releasing a wall of water that killed 3 people and devastated the town of Estes Park and other downstream areas.
(public domain films) 1982 COL 11min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING 1995 - AFTERMATH
The aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing with shots of rescue workers removing debris by hand searching for survivors.
(public domain films) 1995 26 min COL
CHALLENGER DISASTER
January 28, 1986, the ninth Challenger flight lifts off and explodes 73 seconds into flight killing all seven astronauts on board.
(public domain films) 1986 33 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
EXXON VALDEZ - AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER
March 23, 1989, the Exxon Valdez grounds itself in Prince William Sound and begins spewing 10.8 million gallons of crude oil.
(public domain films) 1989 19 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
TERRORIST BOMBING
KHOBAR TOWERS - SAUDI ARABIA

The aftermath of the terrorist bombing of the Khobar Tower, Saudi Arabia in which 19 U.S. servicemen were killed.
(public domain films) 1996 17 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
Natural Disasters - Contemporary Public Domain Stock Footage Library
EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI DAMAGE
OFUNATO, JAPAN 2011

HD B-roll footage of search & rescue teams from the United States and Great Britain as they search for survivors following the Japanese Tohoku Earthquake.
(royalty free stock footage) 5 min COL 2011
Royalty Free Stock Footage Tragedies And Disasters
EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI DAMAGE
TOHOKU JAPAN 2011

Aerial and ground footage of the destruction and devastation. of the Japanese Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami that struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011.
(royalty free stock footage) 3 min COL 2011
Royalty Free Stock Footage Tragedies And Disasters
EARTHQUAKES - LOMA PRIETA 1989
The Loma Prieta Earthquake, also known as the Quake of '89, was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay area.
(public domain films) 1989 COL 24 min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
EARTHQUAKES - NORTHRIDGE, CA 1994
Scenes of damage from the Northridge Earthquake and interviews with scientists from JPL and Cal. Tech.
(public domain films)
1994 12 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
FIRE DESTRUCTION
Ground zero of a once raging wildfire is a stark reminder of the cost of in terms of human life, personal property and memories.
(public domain films)
8 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
FIVE ALARM FIRE - FIREFIGHTERS TO THE RESCUE
Unedited footage of firefighters battling structure, commercial building fires, apartment fire, warehouse fire and house fires.
(public domain films)
29 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
FLOOD WATERS USA 2011
Unedited footage in June and July 2011 of record flooding in the North Central United States from the Souris River at Sawyer and Minot North Dakota, the Missouri River at Bismark, and continuing to Vicksburg on the Mississippi River.
(public domain films) 2011 COL 8min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
FOREST FIRE
Intense forest fire footage with lots of variety with shots of fire close up and personal.
(public domain films)
25 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
FORT PECK DAM - RECORD WATER RELEASE
Shows the water flow down the spillway at the Fort Peck Dam on the upper Missouri River. The spillway was opened to allow a record amount of rainfall water to be released down the river.
(public domain films) June 10, 2011 COL 12min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
HAITI - EARTHQUAKE RESCUE AND RELIEF
Aerial views of the devastation, military air drops of supplies, on the ground rescue of trapped victims and medical care.
(public domain films) 2010 COL 19 min
Royalty Free Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
HURRICANE KATRINA - AFTER THE STORM
Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and devastation wrought along the Gulf Coast as rescue teams airlift fellow citizens now homeless.
(public domain films) 2005 19 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
HURRICANE SANDY 2012 - VOLUME 1
Damage and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey and New York areas.
(public domain films) 2012 COL 8min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
HURRICANE SANDY 2012 - VOLUME 2
Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as rescue and military enter the area plus gas shortage cause long gas lines.
(public domain films) 2012 COL 2min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
HURRICANE SANDY 2012 - VOLUME 3
Aerial view of damage to beach front home in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy plus the Coast Guard water rescue of people from the sinking of the tall ship HMS Bounty.
(public domain films) 2012 COL 12min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
TORNADO DESTRUCTION - TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
Unedited footage shows the damage and destruction caused by a tornado that stuck sections of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
(public domain films) May 17, 2011 COL 6 min
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
TSUNAMI AFTERMATH 2004 - AERIAL SURVEY
Unedited aerial footage documenting the destruction left in the aftermath of 2004 tsunami from the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.
(public domain films) 2004 12 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
VOLCANOES - KILAUEA IKI CRATER
Aerial and ground cover, night, dawn and day scenes of Kilauea Iki erupting a colossal torch of hot lava.
(public domain films)
1959 25 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
VOLCANOES - MOUNT ST. HELENS
Mountain and 230 square miles are dramatically changed within moments by an explosive volcanic eruption in 1980.
(public domain films)
1980 15 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
WICKED WEATHER
Severe weather including rain, hail, lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods and drought.
(public domain films)
25 min COL
Weather public domain stock footage
Natural Disasters - Contemporary Public Domain Stock Photography
BUYOUT PHOTOS - 9/11 WTC ATTACK
Aftermath of World Trade Center Attack when Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, using them as flying bombs.
(public domain photos)
2005 78 high resolution photos
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
BUYOUT PHOTOS - HURRICANE KATRINA
Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast region on August 29, 2005 causing extensive damage & human suffering.
(public domain photos)
2005 141 high resolution photos
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
BUYOUT PHOTOS - JAPAN 2011
EARTHQUAKE TSUNAMI DESTRUCTION

A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off the northeast coast of Japan, followed by a devastating tsunami. The cost in human lives and property damage is catastrophic.
(public domain photos) 2005 141 high resolution photos
Public Domain Stock Footage Contemporary Tragedies And Disasters
Public Domain Stock Footage
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One-of-a-kind archive film stock footage documenting intense personal loss and devastating disasters
that affected us as a Nation. Our Public Domain Stock Footage titles place you inside the dramatic and emotional events that have had international implications, influenced domestic policy and have
brought the entire world together for reflection and mourning.