disaster area

noun
1.
a region or locality in which the population is generally affected by the occurrence of a major disaster, as a widespread flood, an explosion causing extensive damage, or the like.
2.
such a region or locality officially determined to be eligible, under statutory provisions, for emergency governmental relief.

Origin:
1955–60

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Example sentences
The place is declared a disaster area, and an evil government bureaucrat orders
  that the town be domed.
Individuals and businesses located in the disaster area.
Taxpayers whose records are located in the disaster area.
Same with living in a flood plane or other pending disaster area.
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