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Elements of Natural and Man-made Disasters and Its Prevention Measures arumugam Anna University, Chennai, India1

Elements of Natural and Man-made Disasters and Its Prevention Measures arumugam Anna University, Chennai, India1

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Elements of Natural and Man-made Disasters and Its Prevention Measures arumugam Anna University, Chennai, India1
Elements of Natural and Man-made Disasters and Its Prevention Measures arumugam Anna University, Chennai, India1

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BBDR.E.ARUMUGAMDR.E.ARUMUGAMDIRECTORDIRECTORCENTRE FOR DISASTER MITIGATION ANDCENTRE FOR DISASTER MITIGATION ANDMANAGEMENTMANAGEMENTANNA UNIVERSITY ANNA UNIVERSITY 
ELEMENTS OF NATURAL AND MAN-MADEELEMENTS OF NATURAL AND MAN-MADEDISASTERS AND ITS PREVENTIONDISASTERS AND ITS PREVENTIONMEASURESMEASURES
 
 DISASTERS, HAZARDS AND VULNERABILITY 
 
Disasters
What is a disaster?
“…..it a serious disruption of the functioning of a society, causing widespread human, material, or environmental losses whichexceed the ability of the affected society to cope using its ownresources”.
A
 
disaster is
 
the product of a
hazard
such as earthquake, flood or windstorm coinciding with a
vulnerable
situation which mightinclude communities, cities or villages.There are two main components in this definition:
hazard andvulnerability
. Without vulnerability or hazard there is no disaster.
 
Disaster 
Relationship between Hazard and Vulnerability
Eg- flood
 
Eg- living in floodprone area
Disaster Risk = Hazard + Vulnerability
HazardVulnera-bility

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