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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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He said that media had a key role in creating awareness during disasters and it was necessary for them to be updated with relevant information and better disaster reporting techniques with basic knowledge about the subject in hand.
Statement showing some of the major measures taken by Government of India for improving disaster preparedness
Osagbemi identified old people, women and adolescent girls, those with low socio-economic backgrounds, people living in hard to reach disaster zones, humanitarian and aid personnel, urban slum dwellers, people who are ignorant and lack information, ecological manipulation zone dwellers; and people living in borderlands communities as the most vulnerable groups to the effects of disasters.
The challenges for disaster management in the country were limited capacity of meteorological forecast and early warning system, less role of media in disaster management, disaster management planning at the legislative level was flood specific instead of multi disaster and weak trans-boundary flood early warning mechanism with India and Afghanistan and extreme vulnerability against floods till implementation of National Flood Protection Plan-IV.
The one-day event was organised by the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management, University of Peshawar, on campus.
The senator suggests that in order to prevent casualties and damages during calamities, concerned LGUs could implement precautionary measures, including stricter enforcement of the Building Code and limiting developments in disaster-prone areas, while identifying potential sites for relocation and evacuation when disaster strikes.
"For instance, bearing in mind the importance of coordinated efforts to jointly address disaster risks, the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) has been established as a platform for better coordination of disaster risk management initiatives at the regional level.
In order to resolve this sort of issue, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Indonesia established the Disaster Information Management System at the North Sumatran Regional Disaster Management Agency's Command Center-the system will aggregate and visualize data collected from each disaster site in real time with operations initiating in January 2019.
During his opening remarks, AIM ZSDM School Head Professor Kenneth Hartigan-Go said that the forum, as well as the launch of the EMDRCM, was a result of an increasing demand for effective disaster management, given the numerous natural and man-made calamities that Asia suffers at an alarming rate.
"I was asked by Aeon to participate in the disaster prevention seminar.
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).
Climate disasters killed 1.3 M people in 20 years report !-- -- Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Climate-related and geophysical disasters mostly earthquakes and tsunamis have killed 1.