Examples Floods, earthquakes and storms, often land-based—tornadoes—or water-based—cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons
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climatologic disasterPublic health Any natural disaster caused by climatologic disturbances, which may be linked to global phenomena–eg El Niño, La Niña that impact on local weather Examples Floods, earthquakes and storms–often land-based–tornadoes or water-based–cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons. See Earthquake. Cf Geological disaster.
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