A natural disaster is an unfortunate event which results from natural processes. Natural disasters include floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other geological processes.
Flood is a natural disaster which occurs when an overflow of water submerge a territory which is usually dry. Floods may occur as an overflow of water from rivers, lakes or oceans and can be caused by an accumulation of rainwater on a saturated ground.
A tornado is a rotating column of air which is connected to both the surface of the Earth and a cloud. Different are the types of tornadoes including multiple vortex tornadoes, landspouts and waterspouts.
Earthquakes consist of the shaking of the Earth’s surface. Earthquakes differ for their size: from those that are so weak and rarely felt, to those which destroy a whole city.
A tsunami is also known as a seismic sea wave consists of a series of waves in a waterbody. The cause of tsunami can be volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and underwater explosions.
Natural disasters can provoke the death of individuals as well as their property damages, depending on its severity.
Finally, natural disasters can also change the political relations between countries as they can worsen conflicts within the nations by weakening the capacity of the states affected to fight rebels.
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