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Disaster

See also Shipwreck.
Amoco Cadiz
oil tanker broke up off Britanny coast; 1.6 million barrels spilled (1978). [Fr. Hist.: Facts (1978), 201, 202]
Angur-boda
Utgard giantess, worker of disaster; literally, ‘anguish-boding.’ [Norse Myth.: Leach, 58]
Chicago fire
conflagration destroyed most of city (1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 94]
Deluge
earth-covering flood that destroyed all but Noah’s family and animals in the ark. [O.T.: Genesis 6–8]
Deucalion’s Flood
the Deluge of Greek legend. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 266]
Evangeline
concerns peaceful village vacated and destroyed during war. [Am. Lit.: “Evangeline” in Magill I, 261–263]
Fatal Vespers
2 Jesuits and 100 others killed in collapse of lecture hall. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
Gilgamesh epic
Babylonian legend contains pre-Biblical ac-count of Flood. [Near East. Myth.: EB, IV: 542]
Hindenburg, the
German airship blew up upon mooring in New Jersey (1937). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 43]
Johnstown Flood
Pennsylvania city destroyed by flood (May 31, 1889); 2,200 lives lost. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1427]
Lusitania
British luxury liner sunk by German submarine in World War I. [Br. Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 518]
Pompeii
Roman city buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79). [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 2187]
red cloud
indicates disaster is impending. [Eastern Folklore: Jobes, 350]
San Francisco earthquake
disaster claiming many lives and most of city (1906). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443–444]
Titanic
British passenger ship sinks on maiden voyage (1912). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2753]

Disasters

(dreams)
Dreaming about natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, is not that uncommon. People usually have these dreams at a time of many changes in their lives. Most people have ambivalent feelings about change and some resist even positive changes. Therefore, quick shifts in life style or some type of crisis may bring about dreams of natural disasters. Please look up specific disasters by name.
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According to her, it is important to make sure that clean and safe food and shelter are provided to those who are victims of calamities.
She said many survivors of calamities in recent years are still suffering and have yet to rebuild their homes and regain their sources of livelihood.
Without giving away its surprising conclusion, suffice it to say that few readers will guess where the plot of The Calamities will wind up--which makes it a compelling, if dark, commentary on a possible future not just of the human race, but of fairly unremarkable individuals just trying to survive the impossible.
He said the country was prone to various natural calamities such as floods, droughts, storms, hailstorms, cyclones, landslides and earthquakes, which caused extensive damage to life and property.
He has said that the occurrence of natural calamities cannot be stopped but certainly with our combined efforts we can minimise the miseries of the victims of such natural calamities by providing them with timely financial relief and extending the rehabilitation programmes to them.
Director Relief and Operations PDMA Abdul Basit told the participants that Pakistan like other countries of the world was facing brunt of climate changes from last one decade, adding that due to environmental changes the hot weather is increasing resulting in various natural calamities.
KHANEWAL -- The Rescue 1122 arranged an awareness walk about measures to reduce impacts of calamities, here on Sunday.
We are privileged that the national government agencies hold this activity here in Maluso to give us basic information on what shall we do in times of calamities, the mayor said as he recognized the vulnerability of the country to natural calamities.
We owe the donors and the public, especially those affected by calamities, a complete, thorough and transparent accounting of these donations," said Lagdameo.
Purisima, has proposed the creation of a pooled multi nation insurance fund against natural calamities (NatCat).
HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, has called for greater co-operation between national militaries and civil defence teams at local, national, regional and international levels to effectively counter the issues arising out of natural disasters and calamities.
State law requires owners of properties damaged by such misfortunes or calamities to file application forms and supporting information within 60 days of the date damage occurred.