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Hydrometeorological hazard

UN/ISDR - UN Office for DRR [ 15 January 2009 ]

Definition:

Process or phenomenon of atmospheric, hydrological or oceanographic nature that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage.

Comment: Hydrometeorological hazards include tropical cyclones (also known as typhoons and hurricanes), thunderstorms, hailstorms, tornados, blizzards, heavy snowfall, avalanches, coastal storm surges, floods including flash floods, drought, heatwaves and cold spells. Hydrometeorological conditions also can be a factor in other hazards such as landslides, wildland fires, locust plagues, epidemics, and in the transport and dispersal of toxic substances and volcanic eruption material

Keywords

  • Themes:Water
  • Hazards:Avalanche, Cyclone, Drought, Epidemic & Pandemic, Flood, Insect Infestation, Land Slide, Tornado, Volcano, Wild Fire

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/490

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