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disaster

di za ster

  • n  a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    his policies were a disaster
  • n  an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    the earthquake was a disaster
  • n  an act that has disastrous consequences

  • A satellite image shows Hurricane Hanna located southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas If it seems like disasters are getting more common, it's because they are.
  • Only about 20% of the rescued animals were reunited with their owners, says LASPCA disaster preparedness coordinator Heather Rigney.
  • For Republicans, it's payback time for Clinton on disaster relief.
News & Articles

  • Disaster response center set up in Colorado Springs
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — El Paso County has set up a disaster response center for the thousands of people whose...
    June 15, 2013 - FOX 31 Denver
  • Disaster relief items collected
    Donations for ISOH/IMPACT’s disaster relief efforts can be made at the group’s distribution center at 905 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville, or at Fifth Third Field, any Toledo-area Tireman Auto Service Center, Danberry Realtors, and the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons.
    June 14, 2013 - The Toledo Blade
  • Disaster declaration extended to included Canadian County
    YUKON, OK — The disaster declaration, following recent tornadoes and flooding, has now been extended to include Canadian County. Now...
    June 13, 2013 - Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in CNN (blog)
    It took him five paragraphs to say the serious words we have all known for weeks, but he needed to say: "This oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced."
  • President Bush in AFP
    Our hearts go out to the people of Burma. We want to help them deal with this terrible disaster. At the same time, of course, we want them to live in a free society,Bush said at the White House ceremony.
  • David Miliband in Metro Canada - Halifax
    A natural disaster is turning into a humanitarian catastrophe of genuinely epic proportions in significant part because of the malign neglect of the regime,said British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

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