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Natural disaster
Natural disaster

A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. There are two types of disaster. They are:

  1. Natural disaster: Natural disaster is the disaster which occurs naturally. Landslide, volcano, flood, hurricane, lightning, tsunami etc. are the examples of a natural disaster.
  2. Man-made disaster: Disaster caused by humans are the man-made disaster. Desertification, chemical disaster, machinery destruction, transport accidents etc are the man-made disaster.

Causes of disaster

A natural disaster is a disaster caused by nature, such as floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, lahars (volcanic mudslides), landslides, industrialization sinkholes, blizzards, drought, hailstorms, heat waves, hurricanes, tropical storms, typhoons, Ice Ages, tornadoes, and wildfires. Urbanization, industrialization, unscientific development, unscientific cultivation are the main causes of the disaster.

Disaster Management

There are various causes of the disaster. According to the cause of the disaster, we can control or prevent such disaster. Following are the methods to manage disaster:

  1. Pre-plan for the natural disaster.
  2. Rescuing the victims of natural disaster.
  3. Helping and rehabilitating the victim of the disaster.

 



  • A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses.
  • Natural disaster is the disaster which occurs naturally.
  • Disaster caused by humans is called man made disaster. Desertification, chemical disaster, machinery destruction, transport accidents etc are man made disaster.
  • According to the cause of disaster, we can control or prevent disaster.
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Very Short Questions

A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

There are two types of natural disaster. They are:

  1. Natural disaster
  2. Man-made disaster

Natural disaster are the disaster which occurs naturally. Landslide, volcano, flood, hurricane, lightening, tsunami etc. are the examples of natural disaster.

Disaster caused by humans are man-made disaster. Desertification, chemical disaster, machinery destruction, transport accidents etc are man-made disaster.

Following are the methods to manage disaster:

  1. Pre-plan for the natural disaster.
  2. Rescuing the victims of natural disaster.
  3. Helping and rehabilitating the victim of disaster.

A natural disaster is a disaster caused by nature, such as floods, volcanic eruptions,earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, lahars (volcanic mudslides), landslides,sinkholes, blizzards, drought, hailstorms, heat waves, hurricanes, tropical storms,typhoons, Ice Ages, tornadoes, and wildfires. Urbanization, over population, industrialization, unscientific development, unscientific cultivation are the main causes of disaster.

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  • How many types of disaster are there?

    2
    6
    4
    3
  • Lahars is also called ______.

    flood
    volcanic mudslides
    soil erosion
    landlides
  • Which one of the following is not a natural disaster?

    flood
    soil erosion
    firing
    landlides
  • Which one of the following is not a cause of natural disaster?

    Unscientific cultivation
    Afforestation
    Industrialization
    Unscientific development
  • ______ is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

    Disaster
    Natural disaster
    Artificial disaster
    Afforestaion
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