DISASTER RISK SENDAI FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES HAZARDS RESOURCES
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Hazards

  • Avalanche snow avalanche, snow slide
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  • Cold Wave extreme weather, extreme temperature, cold temperatures
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  • Cyclone hurricane, tropical storm, tropical depression, typhoon
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  • Drought deficiency of precipitation, desertification, pronounced absence of rainfall
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  • Earthquake seismic, tectonic
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  • Epidemic & Pandemic epidemic: bubonic plague, cholera, dengue, non-pandemic diseases, typhoid; pandemic: H1N1, HIV, smallpox, tuberculosis
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  • Flood inundation; includes: flash floods
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  • Heat Wave extreme weather, extreme temperature, high temperatures
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  • Insect Infestation locust, plague, African bees
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  • Land Slide debris flow, mud flow, mud slide, rock fall, slide, lahar, rock slide and topple
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  • NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical biohazard risk, chemical contamination, nuclear radiation risk
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  • Storm Surge coastal flood, wave surge, wind setup
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  • Technical Disaster chemical spill/leak, explosions, collapses, gas leaks, urban fire, oil spill, technical failure
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  • Tornado waterspout, twister, vortex
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  • Tsunami
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  • Volcano crater, lava, magma, molten materials, pyroclastic flows, volcanic rock, volcanic ash
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  • Wild Fire bush fire, forest fire, uncontrolled fire, wildland fire
UNISDR terminology on DRR

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