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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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Disaster management officers and agencies of the State and organizations responsible for managing disasters play an important role in saving lives during disasters and emergencies, said Wonesai Sithole, IOM PNG Emergency and Disaster Management Coordinator.
Epidemiology of tropical cyclones: the dynamics of disaster, disease, and development.
The act allows the full deduction of casualty losses in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area and provides tax-free discharge of nonbusiness debts for victims.
During a national disaster, the IRS may postpone tax deadlines, under which the following are eligible for relief under the rules:
Faced with these complexities and costs, many businesses decide that comprehensive disaster recovery is too daunting, and instead opt for minimal disaster recovery planning and implementation that covers only the most critical of applications and data.
They have been very receptive in explaining the tax laws and provisions that apply when a presidential disaster is declared.
The inability to restore DHS' critical IT systems following a disaster could have negative effects on the performance of mission essential functions," the audit states.
Director of Information Technology Keith Fowlkes says a disaster recovery and business continuity plan for information technology and telecommunications--luckily unused, so far--has been in place for about 18 months.
He has published on the psychological consequences of human-made disasters, especially the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986.
Prior to this guide being produced, there were no comprehensive, easy-to-understand resources that guide people affected by disasters," said Terry Sicilia, executive vice president, American Red Cross Disaster Services.
Officials emphasize that disaster response planning does not mean simply writing a multichapter document that ends up sitting on a bookshelf for "future reference.
In the unfortunate event of a disaster, hardware and networks can be replaced, and facilities can be moved to a new location.