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Descriptor English:   Disasters 
Descriptor Spanish:   Desastres 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Desastres 
Tree Number:   N06.230.100
Definition English:   Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate with specific event causing the disaster; specify geographic location
See Related English:   Disaster Legislation
Relief Work
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
HI history PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data  
Record Number:   4250 
Unique Identifier:   D004190 

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