Types of disaster

Generally,  disasters  are  of  two  types  –  natural  and  manmade.  Based  on  the  devastation,  these  are  further  classified  into  major/minor  natural  disaster  and  major/minor  manmade  disasters.  Some  of  the  disasters  are  listed  in  Table below.


 Major natural disastersMinor natural disasters
  • Flood
  • Cyclone
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Cold wave
  • Thunderstorms
  • Heat waves
  • Mud slides
  • Storm
Major manmade disaster Minor manmade disaster
  • Setting of fires
  • Epidemic
  • Deforestation
  • Pollution due   to   prawn   cultivation
  • Chemical pollution.
  • Wars
  • Road / train accidents, riots
  • Food poisoning
  • Industrial disaster/ crisis
  • Environmental pollution