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Watch Out The word disaster comes from a French word d sastre and an Italian word disastro. It refers to the impact of a natural or man-made event that harms the society or environment. In simple terms, disaster can be defined as an event that causes loss of life and property.
Scientists are trying to devise ways of accurately predicting natural disasters.
Greencast The book Arthashastra, which was written in 300 BC by Kautilya, mentions disaster management as one of the main responsibilities of a king
What causes it Disasters can be either natural or man-made. Natural disasters include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, oods, forest res, and so on. Natural disasters are unavoidable. However, man-made disasters such as res in factories or leakages of harmful gases from industries can be avoided if proper safety measures are taken.