Casualty

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Casualty

The complete or partial destruction of property resulting from an identifiable event of a sudden, unexpected, or unusual nature.
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Once we had treated a few casualties from accidents and the clinical staff saw that the facility, the supporting staff, and the equipment could work, they began to settle down and get on ith the business of preparing for combat casualty care.
Casualty and theft losses for personal property can be claimed as the result of destruction from unanticipated weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or from burglaries and break-ins, by filing Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, Section A.
They must also attach the 2004 version of Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, writing "Hurricane Katrina" on the dotted line next to line 11 and entering "0" on lines 11 and 17.