major incident

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major incident

An event or situation that threatens serious damage to human welfare, the environment, or the security of the state (UK).

Examples of threats
Loss of life, serious injury, homelessness, large-scale loss of communications and disruption to health or communication services.
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Virgin Islands and expire three years after the date the president declared each area a major disaster. The exceptions are being made under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) and its implementing regulations.
The discoveries indicate that a major disaster hit the whole city at the time, leaving it completely destroyed, as "all the ceilings of the storehouses collapsed over their contents", according to the ministry statement.
A HOSPITAL must adopt a major disaster protocol because of "extremely dangerous" overcrowding, a nurses' group claimed yesterday.
Yesterday the principal contractors then working on the refurbishment of the iconic building were fined for two breaches of health and safety laws over the incident, which inspectors said could have led to a major disaster.
Monday also happens to be the two-year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake off the coast of Japan that created a devastating tsunami and led to a major disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
A major disaster leave-sharing plan operates similarly to a standard leave-sharing bank, but the leave accumulated in the bank is used only by employees adversely affected by any presidentially declared major disaster.
TWO Bahrainis were yesterday honoured for their prompt action and courage which averted a major disaster and saved the lives of a family.
This year should be a stronger one for GCC equity markets unless there is some major disaster, according to Anthony Mallis, the Securities & Investment Company (SICO) chief executive.
Rick Perry, and the Obama administration that began in April when Perry submitted a broad request that 252 of Texas' 254 counties be given a Major Disaster Declaration because of large wildfires burning throughout the state.
President Obama declared a major disaster for Del Norte and Santa Cruz counties from the tsunami waves resulting from the March 11 earthquake that hit Japan.
Operation Busan Gold involved 150 top planners, responders and support staff from more than 20 different agencies, brought together with the aim of preparing for a real major disaster.
On this occasion, thanks to the skill of the firefighters and other emergency services, a major disaster was averted.