Disaster is a sudden, calamitous event that
seriously disrupts the functioning of a
community or society and causes human,
material, and economic or environmental
losses that exceed the community’s or society’s
ability to cope using its own resources. .
Disaster management can be defined as the
organization and management of resources and
responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects
of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and
recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters..
A) NATURAL DISASTERS
These disasters include floods, hurricanes,
earthquakes and volcano eruptions that can have
immediate impacts on human health, as well as
secondary impacts causing further death and
suffering from floods causing landslides,
earthquakes resulting in fires, tsunamis causing
widespread flooding and typhoons sinking
Man-made disasters is a
disaster resulting from human
intent, negligence, or error. The
results are usually wide scale
destruction, and high cost. Oil
spills are examples of man-made
A hybrid disaster occurs when a natural or man-made
hazard causes increased damages as a by product of
anthropogenic actions. For example, clear cutting in a
rain forest increases the vulnerability of nearby
villages to flood by removing the vegetation that
previously helped absorb rain water..
a)Destruction of forest ..
b)Transportation of hazardous cargo..
c)House collapse …