natural disaster


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Related to natural disaster: Man Made Disaster
A disaster caused by forces of nature
Types Climatologic—e.g., hurricanes, tornados; geologic—e.g., earthquake, volcanos

natural disaster

A disaster caused by forces of nature Types Climatologic–eg, hurricanes, tornados; geologic–eg, earthquake, volcanos. See Climatologic disaster, Geologic disaster. Cf Man-made disaster, Technological disaster.
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With the Roundtable s evidence based policy and the Productivity Commission s Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements, we have a real opportunity to implement a long term approach that will save lives and reduce the unsustainable impact on our economy, Mr Wilkins said.
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