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Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. T he key to reducing loss of life, personal injuries, and damage from natural disasters is widespread public awareness and education. People must be made aware of what natural hazards they are likely to face in their own communities. They should know in advance what specific preparations to make before an event, what to do during a hurricane, earthquake, flood, fire, or other likely event, and what actions to take in its aftermath.
A disaster is a serious disruption occurring over a short or long period of time that causes widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. They may even alter the course of history by broadly affecting entire populations and exposing mismanagement or corruption regardless of how tightly information is controlled in a society. Disasters are routinely divided into natural or human-made,  although complex disasters, where there is no single root cause, are more common in developing countries. A specific disaster may spawn a secondary disaster that increases the impact. A classic example is an earthquake that causes a tsunami , resulting in coastal flooding. Some manufactured disasters have been ascribed to nature. Some researchers also differentiate between recurring events such as seasonal flooding, and those considered unpredictable.
Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy PDF file of the complete article 3. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Journal List Environ Health Perspect v. Environ Health Perspect. K Breslin.
Earthquakes, floods and landslides, etc. In recent years these hazards took toll of thousands of lives and caused massive destruction of property. These have adversely affected the vital sectors of our development as agriculture, communication, irrigation, power projects and rural and urban settlements. The time and cost overrun in some cases have been enormous but their indirect impact on our economy has never been calculated.
Natural disasters are extreme and sudden events caused by environmental factors that injure people and damage property. Extreme implies that such events are very severe, sudden implies that they also happen unexpectedly. Although there is no a precise pattern of the occurrence of such phenomenon, the general trend, is that: a the yearly number of natural disasters increases, b the disasters are becoming extraordinary more powerful and active in a shorter period of time.
Я, кажется, догадалась, - сказала. - Вы хотите, чтобы я проникла в секретную базу данных ARA и установила личность Северной Дакоты. Стратмор улыбнулся, не разжимая губ. - Вы читаете мои мысли, мисс Флетчер.
Стратмор нахмурился: - В этом вся проблема. - Офицер полиции этого не знает. - Не имеет понятия.
Холодные серые глаза смотрели безжизненно. Живший в ее сознании герой умер, превратился в убийцу. Его руки внезапно снова потянулись к ней в отчаянном порыве. Он целовал ее щеки.
Соши показала на экран. Все сгрудились вокруг нее и прочитали текст: …распространено заблуждение, будто на Нагасаки была сброшена плутониевая бомба. На самом деле в ней использовался уран, как и в ее сестрице, сброшенной на Хиросиму. - Но… - Сьюзан еле обрела дар речи.
Двери оказались прямо перед ним, словно приглашая его принять участие в празднестве, до которого ему не было никакого дела.
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