natural disaster

noun

: a sudden and terrible event in nature (such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood) that usually results in serious damage and many deaths
The earthquake was one of the worst natural disasters of this century.

Examples of natural disaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be unemployed through circumstances beyond your control, such natural disasters or layoffs. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 10 May 2024 But while catastrophe bonds are tied to massive, severe natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, weather derivatives’ parameters generally include more common, small-scale events such as rainfall or temperature. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 8 May 2024 Bündchen is raising money for those affected by the natural disaster with the brazilfoundation.org for the Light Alliance Emergency Fund. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 As the risk of damage from natural disasters looms large, historic sites worldwide need digital preservation and restoration. Aaron Boorstein, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2024 Safety scores were calculated using local crime rates, while environment scores looked at factors like natural disaster risks, air quality and urban density. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 Property insurance has also become more expensive, particularly in parts of the country that face regular threats from natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires. Martha C. White, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2024 The team is typically deployed for natural disasters or times of crisis. Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2024 The holiday is tied to preparation for natural disasters over the year such as hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Apr. 2024

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“Natural disaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natural%20disaster. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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