Hydrometeorological hazard


This is a process or occurrence of the atmosphere, hydrology, or oceanography that may result in death, injury, or other health consequences, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental degradation.

Tropical cyclones (also known as typhoons and hurricanes), thunderstorms, hailstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, heavy snowfall, avalanches, coastal storm surges, floods (including flash floods), drought, heatwaves, and cold spells are all examples of hydrometeorological dangers. Other dangers, such as landslides, wildfires, locust plagues, epidemics, and the movement and spread of poisonous compounds and volcanic eruption material, can all be affected by hydrometeorological conditions.


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