A natural disaster is basically a natural event like earthquake, drought, flood, or hurricane that causes a heavy damage and ultimately leads to loss of life. It leaves behind economic damage.
Natural disasters fall into three basic groups:
Those caused by the rotational movements of the Earth. These calamities occur with minimum or no warning and these include earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. They are much difficult to foretell and impossible to stop.
Weather-related calamities or disasters. These consist of tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, extreme heat, and extremely cold weather. These occur with some degree of advanced warning, but since we all know weather is unpredictable, nothing can be done to stop these disasters.
Floods, landslides, famine, and mudslides. These are the results of extreme weather conditions and unforeseen conditions.
People living in an area that is prone to one or another of such natural disasters will be well aware of the fact. The effects and consequences of disasters, after all, are huge. To avoid a disaster certain preventive measures should be taken:
Prepare to be prepared. Natural calamity prevention is the first step. Schedule a meeting with all the employees and co-workers to understand the job and the details. This includes key issues, personnel access, easy equipment access, and any other important information
To be informed. After preparation, one should have proper knowledge. The physical and chemical features of hazardous substances should be listed clearly. They include various items such as boiling and freezing points, density, vapor pressure, solubility, volatility, and the physical appearance and the smell of the product.
Get supplies ready. It is not good to think about a potential spill, but in case if it happens, you will be glad that you prepared the essential supplies to clean it up.
Personal protective equipment and tools which are important for the project.
Communication. This is the solution to most challenges in life, but especially for disaster prevention.
Double check. When it comes to preventing disasters, it is the small steps we take before the work that really matters.