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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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She added that immediate assistance to the farmer families who are victims of calamities is needed to allow them to immediately plant, earn and provide for their families, which in the long run will benefit the country with sufficient supply of agricultural produce sold in the market.
'While farms hit by typhoons and other calamities are being rehabilitated, farmers must be given work to earn income to feed their families,' she added.
The BSP 'recognizes that the Philippines is vulnerable to calamities, whether caused by natural or human-induced hazards, that may adversely affect certain areas/localities, and result in declaration thereof under state of calamity,' the BSP said in its recently released circular.
Khattak further said that PRSP was making efforts for the capacity building of people to minimize losses during floods, earthquakes and other natural calamities.
"The reduction of forests in national parks is caused not just by calamities, as some foresters claim, but also by wood logging," Michal Luka from the Environment Ministry's press department wrote in a statement for The Slovak Spectator.Logging yes, but how?The State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic (SOP SR), a special organisation of the Environment Ministry, admits that if it were not for calamities, there would not be a significant problem in the total amount of logged wood.
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.
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He has said our country is prone to various natural calamities such as floods, droughts, storms, hailstorms, cyclones, landslides and earthquakes, which cause extensive damage to life and property.
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A "predictable surprise," of course, is an oxymoron, but it makes for a catchy title--and in the case of this book, an interesting and nicely conceived rumination on how leaders in business and government might do a better job of avoiding calamities that they should at least have had a good inkling of.
In justifying the use of calamity funds for other purposes, LGUs need only to come up with resolution that would qualify that their activities are necessary in preparation for calamities even these are nothing but for promoting their candidacies, knowing that elections have been fast approaching.