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catastrophe


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A sudden, severe event that causes unusually large‐scale losses (including deaths, injuries, damage to property, and financial loss), beyond normal expectation. Examples include extensive damage cause by flooding, hurricanes, or large fires. Also known as disaster. See also emergency.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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