What is Rapid, or cataclysmic?
- One large-scale event causes most of the damage and destruction. Following this event, there may be a tremendous amount of suffering and chaos, but things relatively soon begin to improve.
- Cataclysmic disasters include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclonic storms, and floods.
- The damaged area in a cataclysmic disaster is usually relatively small, however loss of life is sudden and therefore dramatic.