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disaster

 [dĭ-zas´ter]
a situation that produces damage and varying amounts of destruction; there is a three-tiered classification for disasters, based on the number of casualties. See also emergency.
Global village A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage
Nuclear physics Decay disaster
Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response to bring people and/or property out of harm’s way in order to minimise loss of life or destruction of property

disaster

Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response, bringing people and/or property out of harm's way in order to minimize loss of life or destruction of property; disasters are described by certain parameters Vox populi A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage. See Climatologic disaster, Geological disaster, Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, Tsunami.
Disaster classifications
Nature, ie either
1. Natural, geophysical–eg earthquakes, volcanoes or weather-related–eg floods, hurricanes.
2. Man-made–transportation-related, structural collapse, war, hazardous materials, explosions, fires
Location Single site–eg explosion or multiple sites–eg hurricanes
Predictability Regular–eg hurricane season or sporadic–eg toxic spill
Onset Gradual–eg armed conflict or abrupt–eg accident
Duration Brief–eg natural disaster or extended–eg armed conflict
Frequency Often–eg flood, or rare–eg fire
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DISASTER

(di-zas'tĕr)
An acronymic paradigm developed by the American Medical Association to assist in organizing the reaction to a mass-casualty incident. The components of the acronym are D for disaster, I for incident command, S for scene security and safety, A for assess hazards, S for support, T for triage and treatment, E for evacuation, and R for recovery.
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ISLAMABAD -- Balochistan government has allocated Rs 3.4 billion to strengthen the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) for coping with impending disaster risks and better disaster management.
The Inaugural Lecturer said that 'when countries, regions, localities, communities, families or individuals are affected by disasters, they require international, national and other stakeholders from elsewhere to assist in order to stop the progression, reduce the impacts or prevent the recurrence of the disaster.
"The authority has also provided relief to its friend and neighbouring countries as per the directions from the government during disaster where the recent has been given to Iran during earthquake," Brig Mukhtar mentioned.
AFFECTED local government units (LGUs) were advised to wisely spend their disaster funds by focusing on disaster planning and risk management, even as Sen.
He said the disaster management bodies were in the process of becoming capable and ready to handle all types of disasters at a short notice with minimum losses to human life.
"Central Asia's geography - which ranges from mountains to steppes, and deserts - make the region particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. Climate change is also adding to the region's vulnerability it is predicted that by 2085 the temperature will rise by 5.7 degrees Celsius, which will increase the frequency and severity of natural disasters," Takeuchi said.
TOKYO, Jan 28, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited and PT Fujitsu Indonesia today announced installation of its Fujitsu Public Sector Solution Disaster Information Management System in the Command Center of the North Sumatran Regional Disaster Management Agency.
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During the period disaster-hit nations registered economic losses of $2.9 trillion, of which climate-related disasters accounted for $2.2 trillion or 77% of the total, as per the report, which compared with the total losses of $1,313, due to climate-related disasters in the previous two decades (1978-1997).
The report finds that in that period, climate-related and geophysical disasters killed 1.3 million people and left 4.
In his welcome address, chairman NDMA, Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat said that Pakistan, being a most disaster prone country, had endured more than its fair share of disasters from floods, earthquakes, droughts and landslides during the last two decades.