Course:Disaster Management Course: Disaster Management Presented by Venkatesh Emani
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What is a Crisis / Disaster? 'CRISIS' may be defined as an emergency situation arising out of natural or human activity e derined as an emergency situation arising out o It poses a threat to human life and property or leads to large scale disruption of normal life. A crisis may degenerate into a disaster if it is not properly managed.
Types of Disasters Caused by Nature: Climatic events: Cyclones, floods and drought Geological events: earthquakes, Tsunamis, landslides and avalanches - Crises caused by accidents: industrial and nuclear mishaps and fire related accidents . Crises caused by biological activities: public health crises, epidemics etc Crises caused by hostile elements: war, terrorism, extremism, insurgency -
Disaster Disaster causes Natural Disasters have been occurring from the past, but now increased in terms of magnitude, frequency and complexity. This is attributed to the 20thcentury trends of Globalisation, Urbanisation and Climate Change. Eg: Increasing population densities and urbanization have resulted in greater impact on human lives and property # Poverty, environmental degradation, lack ofaw areness and information will aggravate a disaster