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- n. Any natural phenomenon that causes great damage and loss of life.
- n. The emergency situation that is the consequence of such an event.
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And John's such a firebug I can't imagine him sullying a natural disaster with something as mundane as murder.
“‘For the benefit and security of all Blenholme, and to thwart those Continental opportunists who might think to take advantage of the current natural disaster afflicting our island, the Kingdom of Blencathra extends its merciful hand to the suffering people of its neighbor, Blendidion, and vouchsafes it prompt paternal succor and relief, as Blendidion acknowledges vassalage in the new, benevolent Sovereignty of High Blenholme, and accepts Olmigon Wincantor as its Liege Lord.’”
It was through this gateway that tens of thousands of Chinese came during the Gold Rush—looking for gum saan, or “gold mountain”—and railroad boom times, when China suffered from famine, war, and natural disaster and its people were welcomed to the Western frontier as cheap labor.
Joint state and federal-funded natural disaster relief and recovery arrangements were extended to eight more communities on Wednesday.
Australia also works closely with the civilian and military French authorities in New Caledonia in providing regional natural disaster relief through the FRANZ Accord.