Natural disaster

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.wikipedia
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Natural hazard

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.
An example of the distinction between a natural hazard and a natural disaster is that the 1906 San Francisco earthquake was a disaster, whereas living on a fault line is a hazard.

Limnic eruption

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A limnic eruption occurs when a gas, usually CO 2, suddenly erupts from deep lake water, posing the threat of suffocating wildlife, livestock and humans.
A limnic eruption, also termed a lake overturn, is a rare type of natural disaster in which dissolved carbon dioxide suddenly erupts from deep lake waters, forming a gas cloud capable of suffocating wildlife, livestock, and humans.

1970 Bhola cyclone

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The deadliest hurricane ever was the 1970 Bhola cyclone; the deadliest Atlantic hurricane was the Great Hurricane of 1780 which devastated Martinique, St. Eustatius and Barbados.
It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters.

Hurricane Katrina

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Another notable hurricane is Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005.
The storm surge also devastated the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, making Katrina one of the most destructive hurricanes, the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States, tied with Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and the deadliest hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.

Texas

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In 2011, the State of Texas lived under a drought emergency declaration for the entire calendar year and severe economic losses.
This makes it the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Landslide

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A landslide is described as an outward and downward slope movement of an abundance of slope-forming materials including rock, soil, artificial, or even a combination of these things.
Natural disasters are a dramatic example of people living in conflict with the environment.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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And further United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is formed by General Assembly Resolution 44/182.
The resolution was designed to strengthen the UN's response to complex emergencies and natural disasters.

Civil defense

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Civil defense
Civil defence or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants) from military attacks and natural disasters.

Emergency management

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Emergency management
Often these hazards are exacerbated by the conditions of the local environment as a result of the natural disaster.

List of countries by natural disaster risk

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List of countries by natural disaster risk
The report systematically considers a country's vulnerability and its exposure to natural hazards to determine a ranking of countries around the world based on their natural disaster risk.

List of natural disasters by death toll

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List of natural disasters by death toll
A natural disaster is a sudden event that causes widespread destruction, major collateral damage or loss of life, brought about by forces other than the acts of human beings.

Emergency sanitation

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This can include man-made or natural disasters.

Environmental disaster

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Environmental disaster
This distinguishes it from the concept of a natural disaster.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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International law, for example Geneva Conventions defines International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, requires that "States shall take, in accordance with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of persons with disabilities in situations of risk, including the occurrence of natural disaster."
Article 11 of the Convention affirms that States Parties shall take, in accordance with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of persons with disabilities in situations of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and the occurrence of natural disaster.

World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Japan's long history of severe natural disasters, prominence in international humanitarian aid and development and its scientific achievements in monitoring dangerous natural phenomena also made it a suitable conference venue.

Environmental emergency

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Environmental emergency
Natural disasters

Act of God

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Often it is used in conjunction with a natural disaster or tragic event.

List of environmental disasters

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List of environmental disasters
Natural disaster

Disaster

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.

Earth

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.

Flood

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.

Tropical cyclone

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.

Tornado

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.

Earthquake

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A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.