Disaster Management – Notes
A disaster is a destructive event that occurs suddenly and involves loss of life and property.
Disaster can be of two, natural and man-made.
Earthquakes, volcanic activity, Tsunamis, flood, cyclones, landslides, avalanches and droughts are natural disasters.
Some of the ma-made disasters are: bomb explosions, terrorism, war or civil war, leakage of poisonous chemicals, breach in dams, air or water pollution, industrial accidents and epidemics.
Disaster Management refers to the measures taken for the safety and protection of life and property from natural or man-made disasters.
Earthquakes are caused mainly by the movement of the tectonic plates and have their origins deep within the earth’s crust.