“Disaster” is made from two words disastro that means ‘ill-starred
event’ and astro that means ‘star’.
Disaster can be said as an event that causes a huge loss of
lives and property.Disasters can be major or minor.There are two types of
disasters-Natural and Man-made disasters.
Eruption,Flood,Landslides,Cyclones,Droughts,Cloud Burst and so on.
Man-Made Disasters-Fires,Industrial and Nuclear
Accidents,Terrorism.Epidemic and so on.
Natural Disasters are naturally occurring,we cannot bring
such disasters.But indirectly we are only responsible for all that.For example
if we take landslide,it is known that it is caused when a slope or piece of
land slides from its original position due to gravity.But no landslides will occur if we plant more and
more trees i.e. afforestation.The roots of trees bind up the soil and help them
avoid erosion.But we should be prepared for any natural disaster.We should have
an emergency kit in our homes.We should listen to radio and television so that
if anything such happens,we are prepared for it.We should also know how to
react when any disaster arrives,like we shouldn’t shout or panic.Earthquakes
are among some the disasters whose prediction cannot be done before its
Recently only an earthquake hit parts of India and caused
immense destruction in Kathmandu of Nepal.It even caused destruction and loss
of lives in northern parts of India.Many people were left homeless.Mnay other
countries also felt the attacks.It gave
shocks till two months.