Concept of Disaster and Disaster Risk

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A disaster is a sudden, calamitous event that seriously disrupts the functioning of a community or society and causes human, material, and economic or environmental losses that exceed the communities or societies ability to cope using its own resources. It is often caused by ______, disasters can also have human origins.

nature

According to the terminology of UNDRR, disaster risk is defined as “the potential loss of life, injury, or destroyed or damaged assets which could occur to a system, society or a community in a specific period of time, determined probabilistically as a function of hazard, exposure, and ______.”

capacity

CONCEPT OF DISASTER AND DISASTER RISK Mrs.Roma Jane D.Castillo, LPT Learning Objectives At the end of the lesson, you should be able to: 1.Explain the meaning of ______;

disaster

CONCEPT OF DISASTER AND DISASTER RISK Mrs.Roma Jane D.Castillo, LPT Learning Objectives At the end of the lesson, you should be able to: 2.Differentiate the risk factors underlying ______;

disasters

CONCEPT OF DISASTER AND DISASTER RISK Mrs.Roma Jane D.Castillo, LPT Learning Objectives At the end of the lesson, you should be able to: 3.Describe the effects of ______ on one’s life;

disasters

Natural and human-caused ______ affect thousands of people each year.

disasters

Floods are a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally ______.

dry

Droughts are a period of time when an area or region experiences below-normal ______.

precipitation

Wildfires are uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation starting in rural areas and ______ areas.

urban

Sink hole is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface ______.

layer

Other Incidents of Mass Trauma include infectious disease outbreaks, incidents of community unrest, and other types of ______ events.

traumatic

Natural disasters are large-scale geological or meteorological events that have the potential to cause loss of life or ______

property

Earthquake – a violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth’s ______ or volcanic action

crust

Volcanic Eruption- is when lava and gas are released from a ______

volcano

Tsunami-is a series of waves caused by earthquakes or undersea volcanic ______

eruptions

Hurricanes-is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain ______ squalls

and/or

Tornado-is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a ______ cloud

cumulonimbus

Learn about the meaning of disaster, risk factors, effects on life, identification of hazard-prone areas, and analysis from various perspectives. Enhance your understanding of disaster management.

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