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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
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • 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.
  • Voluntary organizations in the disaster area may be able to help you with food needs.
  • The acquisitions should eliminate future structural and content damages at vulnerable sites in the disaster area.
  • Forbearance for borrowers who reside or work in the designated disaster area.
  • Before traveling to a disaster area to help, learn where and when your skills will be needed.

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