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  1. 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.
  2. A period of months of more commonly years of unusually dry weather.
  3. Any natural process that is a potential threat to human life and property.
  4. 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.
  5. Comprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope
  6. The product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.

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  1. tsunamiA 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.

          

  2. volcanic eruptionA 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.

          

  3. catastropheComprehensive term for earth materials moving down a slope

          

  4. acceptable riskThe product of the probability of an event occuring and the consequences should that event occur.

          

  5. earthquakeGeneration of earthquake or seismic waves when rocks under stress fracture and break resulting in displacement along a fault.