Now think of the word "disaster" and pay attention to the images that come to your mind. The falling trees caused by a strong typhoon? Roads and cars submerged in water? A sudden global pandemic? Or a wrecked vehicle tumbled off the road?
A serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society at any scale due to hazardous events interacting with conditions of exposure, vulnerability and capacity, leading to one or more of the following: human, material, economic and environmental losses and impacts.
In Hong Kong, some of the common disasters are:
- Thunderstorms & Lightning
- Extreme Heat
- Infectious Diseases
One of the ways to better equip ourselves against disasters is to get to know about them. In this section, you may find:
-  Terminology, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.