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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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