Disasters and Hazards

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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 2152F/G
Professor
Bharat Punjabi
Semester
Winter

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Disasters and Hazards 1262012 41900 PM Disasters y Large scale disasteran event that adversely affects a large number of people devastates a large geographical area and taxes the resources of local communities and central governments y Disasters are not confined to clearly defined events such as earthquakes and cyclones they also include industrial disasters and those resulting from events that are more diffuse in space and time like droughts and epidemics y Disasters include events or processes that range from slow onset phenomena to rapid onset eventsHazards y Products processes and other conditions that potentially threaten individuals or their reproductionMultidimensional y Disasters are both physical and social events or processes y Both natural and tech
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