Serious disruption of the functioning of a society or community results.
Disasters result in environmental losses
The community or society that has been affected can cope with the disaster impcts using its own resources.
Disasters result in part from the level of hazard exposure and the level of vulnerability of a society or community.
LPG Gas cylinder in a remote uninhabited place explodes
A hurricane impacts a PS. More than 80% of all critical infrastructures is damaged or destroyed.
An earthquakes impacts a city and destroys 90% of homes.
Heavy rains cause flooding in a small urban community
A fire destroys six buildings in city, ten lives are lost.
A chemical spill in a factory releases dangerous fumes; three communities are evacuated to shelters for two days.
The country's largest river floods, displacing 20,000 people in rural communities. The waters takes three weeks to recede.
A gunman enters a school and kills 4 teachers and 15 students.
A large tsunami wave impact the most densely populated coastline in country. Hundreds are killed and all buildings and homes are destroyed.