Surviving Disasters

Surviving Disasters

This page contains a list of disasters, such as natural, weather, man made and other random disasters. Emergency preparedness for these catastrophe is very essential if you want to increase your survival chances and that of your family in case of a national or local disaster. It pays to be prepared, and it pays to have knowledge of what to do in disasters. Check out our main page for more survival scenarios here Survival Guide.

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Natural Disasters

A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard (e.g. flood, tornado , volcano eruption, earthquake, or landslide) that affects the environment, and leads to financial, environmental and/or human losses. The resulting loss depends on the capacity of the population to support or resist the disaster, and their resilience. This understanding is concentrated in the formulation: "disasters occur when hazards meet vulnerability." A natural hazard will hence never result in a natural disaster in areas without vulnerability, e.g. strong earthquakes in uninhabited areas. The term natural has consequently been disputed because the events simply are not hazards or disasters without human involvement.

  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami
  • Volcano eruption

Weather Disasters

  • Avalanche
  • Cyclones
  • Desertification
  • Drought
  • Famine
  • Flash flooding
  • Floodings
  • Hail
  • Heatwaves
  • Heavy thunder storms
  • High winds
  • Hurricanes
  • Mud slides
  • Severe winter weather
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildfires

Man-made Disasters

Man-made disasters are events which, either intentionally or by accident cause severe threats to public health and well-being. Because their occurrence is unpredictable, man-made disasters pose an especially challenging threat that must be dealt with through vigilance, and proper preparedness and response. Information on the major sources of man-made disasters is provided here to help educate the public on their cause and effects as they relate to emergency planning. Some man made disasters are related to nature, and vice versa, so these disasters might not be purely caused by nature or by man.

  • Deforestation
  • Economic Collapse
  • Engineering failures
  • Fire
  • Hyperinflation
  • Global Warming
  • Martial Law
  • Nuclear plant melt down or other nuclear disaster
  • Pandemic
  • Riots/ civil unrest
  • Sever depression
  • Stock market crash
  • Terrorism
  • Bioterrorism
  • Toxic material emission/spill
  • War (conventional, biological, chemical or nuclear)

Future Disasters

The following are either hypothetical future disasters, or eventual disasters waiting to happen. Some have already happen, but might happen again and we might be affected.

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Extraterrestrial Invasion
  • Global nuclear warfare
  • Gloabal Water crisis
  • Hypercane
  • Ice Age
  • Mass extinction
  • Megathrust earthquake
  • Megatsunami
  • Meteorite impact
  • Overconsumption
  • Overfishing
  • Overpopulation
  • Sea level rise
  • Supervolcano
  • UnFriendly artificial intelligence

Random Disasters

  • Aviation accidents
  • Bridge collapses
  • Comet strike or giant meteor
  • Dam breaks
  • Death in family
  • Home destroyed by fire
  • Kidnapping
  • Mugging, robbery or other criminal attack
  • Personal Emergencies
  • Plague or disease outbreak
  • Random acts of violence against yourself or a family member
  • Ship/ maritime accidents
  • Train/ railroad accidents
  • Unemployment/ financial disaster

More information: We hope this page was helpful and provided you with some information about a list of disasters helfup in survival situation. Check out our main page for more survival scenarios here Survival Guide, knowledge is light, and knowledge can save your life. Make sure you do your best to know what to do in a survival situation and then hope for the best.

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