Essay On Natural Disaster

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The word disaster is always used as a buzzword in the news and social media. As a human being we cannot assume perfectly when the disaster will strike. Disaster hits the world without any sign. Disaster is defined as an incident that occurs in a sudden manner, complex in nature, resulting in the loss of lives, damages to property or the environment as well as affecting the daily activities of the local community (Dorasamy, M., Raman, M., Muthaiyah, S., & Kaliannan, 2010). Besides that, the Malaysian National Security Council (MNSC) Directive 20 defines disaster as an emergency situation of some complexity that will cause the loss of lives, damage property and the environment, and hamper local social and economic activities. The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) defines that disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of society, causing widespread human, material or environmental losses which exceed the ability of the affected society to cope using only its own resources. Clearly, all of the interpretation about disaster will be referred to an incident that occurs involving the loss and affected community, environment, property and activities. Based on the brief definition can provide greater understanding…show more content…
Natural disasters are catastrophic events resulting from natural hazards. Natural and man-made disasters sometimes trigger subsequent disasters, such as displaced people or haze and hybrid disasters are a compound of human decisions and natural forces (Shaluf & Ahmadun, 2006). Natural disaster or catastrophic events resulting landslide, mudslides and floods are the events that occur are beyond human control. Bohari and Rashid (2001) stated that the world often suffers by several of hydrological disasters (floods and cyclones) and geological disasters (earthquake, volcanic eruptions and landslides). Socio-technical disasters can be known as sudden man-made
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