In the context of disaster recovery, an event that is so significant it triggers implementation of an organization's disaster recovery plan.
A type of computer Program that estimates losses from future potential disasters.
Wind Chill Index
The cooling effect of wind speed in colder weather that can drastically reduce the stated temperature as indicated by a thermometer.
A storm with high winds or violent gusts of wind with little or no rain
A severe, tropical, spiral-shaped storm with winds exceeding seventy-three miles per hour.
Box Action Design
Earthquake-resistant construction used in buildings under three stores tall that integrate roof and floor diaphragms that can flex to transmit and distribute the forces an earthquake exerts on a structure.
Frame Action Design
Earthquake-resistant construction that relies on the resilience of steel or specially designed reinforced concrete to absorb energy while undergoing considerable distortion and return to their original shapes.
A cause of land subsidence that results when a subsurface geological structure gradually dissolves to a point where the cavity collapses.
The Sudden Falling of a natural or artificial structure in response to the force of gravity.