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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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He said that the province had been badly affected by disasters in the past and the provincial government had taken various initiatives for immediate measures to tackle disaster and disaster like situation.
The Central Government has constituted National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for the purpose of specialized response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster.
Osagbemi, who is a Consultant Public Health Physician to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), said that laws relating to building codes, standardisation of products, public health, registration of foods, drugs, beverages, travel guidelines, vehicle maintenance and weapons are enacted to reduce the vulnerability to disasters', adding that there is usually the need for outside intervention measures, because the impacts of the disaster overwhelm the ability of the affected persons to cope.
Speaking at a workshop on "Disaster Reporting" organized by National Humanitarian Network (NHN), he said NDMA had achieved many milestones including country wide elaborate Warehouses Network established at least two in each province where Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) could also store non-food items for ration provision during disasters, six modern Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams raised in Mardan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and Gilgit each.
PDMA director general Pervez Khan asked all relevant departments to take measures to prevent damage to public life and property in case of disaster.
The senator stressed that 'it is always better to be prepared than hope for the best and deal with the consequences after disaster strikes.'
The event will be organized by the World Bank with support from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
North Sumatran Regional Disaster Management Agency employees dispatched to various disaster sites will be able to connect to the Disaster Information Management System and input information about numbers of casualties and damaged structures, and select from 12 different types of disasters(1), including volcanic eruptions, floods, and landslides, using a proprietary smartphone application developed by Fujitsu to transmit the information to the Command Center.
The forum was yet another initiative of AIM in developing a 'Disaster-Ready and Resilient Asia', as the institute has also recently launched the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM), an 18-month program which aims to equip students with the skills they need to build resilient Asian organizations and communities using management and leadership principles, as well as good business practices.
Disaster Recovery as a Service Market: Segmentation Disaster recovery as a service market can be segmented on the basis of type of services, cloud type, end users, verticals and regions.
Summary: Tokyo (Japan), Nov 16 (ANI): Aeon Shinonome store conducted a disaster prevention seminar in the wake of destruction caused by natural disasters in various parts of the world.
With global environmental organizations constantly warning dire consequences of climate change, a study released by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has revealed that disaster-related economic losses globally stood at about $3 trillion in the last two decades.