Introduction to Hazards

A natural or human-made event that adversely affects human life, property or activity.
Hazard
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A sudden, calamitous event that causes serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society causing widespread human, material, economic and/or environmental losses.
Disaster
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Hazard x Vulnerability/ Capacity
Dregg's Disaster Risk Equation
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Is a condition or sets of conditions that reduces people's ability to prepare for, withstand or respond to a hazard
Vulnerability
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Unrealistic for most hazards so aim becomes to control hazard
Prevention
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Aka hazard-resistant design
Protection
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Must be accompanied by warning to be effective
Prediction
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Prearranged measures which aim to reduce the loss of life and property damage
Preparedness
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Of land use
Planning
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community, national or international .....
Aid
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Relies on high perception of hazard risk
Insurance
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The relative importance of the threat from natural hazards compared with other concerns for individuals or governments will be major factors.
Hazard salience
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A sudden, calamitous event that causes serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society causing widespread human, material, economic and/or environmental losses.

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Disaster

Card 3

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Hazard x Vulnerability/ Capacity

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Card 4

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Is a condition or sets of conditions that reduces people's ability to prepare for, withstand or respond to a hazard

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Card 5

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Unrealistic for most hazards so aim becomes to control hazard

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