6 Written Questions
6 Multiple Choice Questions
- A hazardous event that occurs over a limited span of time in a defined geographic area. Lose of human life and property damage is significant.
- With respect to natural hazards refers to the number of people killed, injured, dislocated, made homeless or otherwise damaged by a hazardous event.
- A period of days of weeks of unusually hot weather. A natural recurring weather phenomenon related to heating of the atmosphere and moving of air masses.
- A tropical storm with circulation winds in excess of 120km (74 mi) per hour that moves across warm ocean waters of the tropics.
- Inundation of an area by water. Our often produced by processes including intense rain storms, melting of snow, storms surge from a hurricane, tsunami, or failure of a flood protection structure such as a dam.
- A situation of event that causes sufficient damage to people, property or society from which recovery is a long and involved process. Also is defined as a serious disaster.
5 True/False Questions
wildfire → Comprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope
acceptable risk → The risk that individuals, society or institutions are willing to take.
tsunami → A series of large ocean waves produced after the ocean water is suddenly disturbed vertically by processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, or the impact of an asteroid or comet.
volcanic eruption → Extrusion at the surface of earth of molten rock (magma). Maybe be explosive and violent or less enegetic lava flows.
drought → Inundation of an area by water. Our often produced by processes including intense rain storms, melting of snow, storms surge from a hurricane, tsunami, or failure of a flood protection structure such as a dam.