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natural disaster

Any destructive activity not caused by human forces or interventions,including hurricanes,tornadoes,flooding,and volcanic eruptions,to name a few.

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Speaking on behalf of the Roundtable, Insurance Australia Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Mike Wilkins said Australia has more work to do if it is to protect its people and economy from natural disasters in ways other nations had.
The loss caused by natural disaster was greater than expected, Vice President U Nyan Tun said.
Initial studies showed that topographic, utility, and geological data are the three important sources of data which are required for cope with natural disasters [14].
However, in measuring human lives lost in the context of natural events, it seems acceptable to suggest that certain diseases be considered as natural disasters.
It is the responsibility of every educated youth to be well aware of natural disasters and prepare for mitigation its volume," he said, asking university students to raise awareness in public about disaster management.
He further added that the workshop would provide an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on the impact of natural disasters on wildlife and the measures to conserve it.
The market for natural disaster insurance in Macedonia is at a poor level.
Earlier, natural disasters were covered at no charge.
The region has borne the brunt of the physical and economic damage of the sharp rise in natural disasters since the 1980s, it said.
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News that 2011 is proving a record year for natural disasters underlines the benefits to travellers of taking out natural disaster cover, according to travel insurance expert Direct Travel Insurance.
According to the National News Agency, the committee members held a session during which they discussed the report of a subcommittee they had previously formed to investigate the issue of earthquakes and ways to reinforce existing buildings in order to protect against and mitigate the impact of natural disasters.