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Descriptor in English: Disasters
Descriptor in Spanish: Desastres
Descriptor in Portuguese: Desastres
Descriptor in French: Catastrophes
Tree number(s): N06.230.100
SP4.037
SP8
Scope note: Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Annotation: coordinate with specific event causing the disaster; specify geographic location
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
See also the descriptors: Disaster Legislation DeCS
Relief Work MeSH
DeCS UI: 4250
Descriptor UI: D004190
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/01
Disasters - Preferred
Concept UI M0006560
Scope note Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Preferred term Disasters



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