disaster area

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disaster area

An area that qualifies for emergency governmental aid as a result of a catastrophe, such as an earthquake or flood.

disas′ter ar`ea

a region affected by a major disaster, as a flood, and officially eligible for emergency governmental relief.
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Noun1.disaster area - a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
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ORIX Corporation a leading integrated financial services group, expresses its deepest condolences to all those who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the central area of the Philippines and extends its heartfelt wishes for the speedy recovery of the disaster area.
In addition, millions of Rand's worth of damages has been reported across the disaster area, as the effects of the recent flash floods and thunderstorms begin to emerge.
He realised that when aid was delivered to a disaster area charities tended to concentrate on medicine and food.
Mexico City, Sha'ban 1, 1432, Jul 2, 2011, SPA - Mexican authorities declared several towns a disaster area Friday, in the wake of tropical storm Arlene, which caused floods and mudslides that have claimed at least four lives and led to the evacuation of thousands of people, dpa reported.
Summary: Extreme floods in Australia have led to parts of New South Wales being declared a natural disaster area.
Under the amended Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act, the county board of a county designated a disaster area may adopt an ordinance postponing penalties and orders of sale for owners of mobile homes damaged in the disaster.
For a non-federal contract or order up to $5 million, a bond guarantee may be issued if the products will be manufactured or the services will be performed in the disaster area.
Ferris, who is already serving a two-year ban for his involvement in another case, could be described as a walking disaster area but for the fact that he is actually a riding disaster area.
A lot has been said and written about the pitch and it is a disaster area for us,' said Bruce.
Both large and small companies are eligible for set-asides as long as they reside or primarily do business in the disaster area.
These provisions apply to qualified Hurricane Rita individuals and qualified Hurricane Wilma individuals-people whose principal residence on September 23, 2005, was located in a disaster area and who sustained economic loss due to the hurricanes.
Truman embarked elements of 13 Navy helicopter squadrons and by deploying close to the disaster area, shortened the mission time for operations that had previously been flown from Pensacola.

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