Hazards & Disasters

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What are hazards?

Every year, several hazardous events occur all over the globe, these are described as natural hazards. 

What is a natural hazard?

A natural hazard s a natural event or process which affects people such as, causing loss of life or injury, economic damage, disruption to people's lives or environmental degradation. 

For a natural  event to become a hazard it HAS to involve people. 

The way that people, social systems and environments link together determines whether the event is a hazard. 

There are 2 types of hazards:

1. Hydro-meteorological - these are caused by running water and its processess and those that are associated with or are caused by…


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