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Understanding Disasters

Understanding different types of disasters

There are many different types of emergency situations that can develop into disasters. In this collection you will find information about many of them.

In each of the resources in this collection, you will find information about a particular type of emergency.  That information will include:

  • The science behind the disaster
  • Australia's experiences with the disaster
  • Where to find information on how to prepare for and act when you find yourself in an emergency situation for a specific disaster

Understanding Disasters Collection