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 DeCS Categories

SP8 Disasters .
SP8.473 Risk 17142 .
SP8.473.654 Hazards .
SP8.473.654.517 Geology .
SP8.473.654.517.212 Quicksand .
SP8.473.654.552 Hydrology .
SP8.473.654.552.397 Ice Jam .
SP8.473.654.552.412 Flood .
SP8.473.654.552.412.350 Flood Wave .
SP8.473.654.762 Volcanology .
SP8.473.654.762.802 Volcanic Eruptions .
SP8.473.654.762.802.737 Volcanic Dome .
SP8.946 Disaster Management .
SP8.946.117 Emergency Watch .
SP8.946.117.235 Lead Time .
SP8.946.234 Education in Disasters .
SP8.946.234.352 Public Awareness .
SP8.946.819 Prevention and Mitigation .
SP8.946.819.802 Social Communication .
SP8.946.819.802.768 Public Awareness .
SP8.946.819.865 Civil Works .
SP8.946.819.865.810 Buildings .
SP8.946.819.865.810.809 Hydraulic Structures .
SP8.946.819.865.810.809.580 Flood-Bypass Channel .
SP8.946.819.919 Flood Proofing .
SP8.946.819.982 Zoning .
SP8.946.819.982.922 Floodplain Zoning .
 
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Flood Proofing .
Techniques for prevent flood damage to the structure and contents of buildings in a flood-hazard area (H) (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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Floodplain Zoning .
A plan that defines the main zones of a potencial flood area, usually accompanied by housing restrictions or other recommendations to prevent flood damages. (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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Flood Wave .
Rise in streamflow to a crest to such a magnitude that it causes flooding, and its subsequent recession (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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Flood-Bypass Channel .
Flood-Hypass Channel .
Channel built to divert flood flows from a point upstream of a region to a point downstream (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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130
 
Public Awareness .
The process of informing the community as to the nature of the hazard and actions needed to save lives and property prior to and in the event of disaster (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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170
 
Quicksand .
Satured sandy deposits which, under the influence of hydrostatic pressures, are buoyant and are able to flow (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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Flood .
Maximum Rise in Water Level .
High Water .
High-Water .
Maximum Water Level .
Significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or a coastal region. (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) In a catchment area or water shed, the swelling of a stream or water course to levels above normal, following heavy precipitation and snow thaw. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990) .
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40
 
Lead Time .
Period of particular hazard between its announcement and arrival, also used for the mobilization of resources needed in relief operations (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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10
 
Ice Jam .
Ice Dam .
Ice Gorge .
Accumulation of ice at a given location which, in a river, restricts the flow of water (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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Volcanic Dome .
Dome 22488 .
Lava which is too viscous to flow laterally and therefore forms a dome above the erupting vent. (Material II - IDNDR, 1992) .
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