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16:12 Feb 15, 2005
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering - Accounting
English term or phrase:wind disaster
Help me find a rather formal word that means : " disaster from wind"
Explanation: depending on the area, of course (hurricanes occur in the Caribbean and Atlantic, and typhoons in the Pacific).
There was a "wind disaster" as you put it in the UK back in 1987 which is referred to popularly as the "Great Storm".
"Wind damage" refers to damage caused to roofs etc. by high winds but isn't necessarily a disaster.
Here are some reliable refs for the use of "hurricane disaster":
15th October 2003
... Students tackle hurricane disaster. ... The disaster scenario, called ‘Hurricane Mitch’,
required the year 10 and 11 students to use basic engineering skills ... www.hounslow.gov.uk/home/news/october_2003/ students_tackle_hurricane_disaster.htm - 3k - Cached - Similar pages
World Socialist Movement - Resources: Hurricane in Central America
... capitalism's reaction to the hurricane disaster in Central America shows the system
in its true colours-greedy gold and bloody red. Hurricane Mitch left a ... www.worldsocialism.org/wsm-pages/centrlam.html - 7k
Global Express 12: Hurricane Mitch
... time, media coverage of Honduras and Nicaragua has put the hurricane disaster into
a ... Also some countries hit by Hurricane Mitch have complained that as they ... www.dep.org.uk/globalexpress/12/page1.htm
James Calder United Kingdom Local time: 02:09 Native speaker of: English
In the event of severe storm conditions an e-mail will be sent to all offices announcing that the Storm Damage core job type has been made live and that all storm damage orders should be issued against this job type.
Explanation: I would call it. And additionally, have a look at the dictionary below - hope it helps you. Good luck, adda!
Research Committee on Wind-induced Disaster. Section Requesting Information on Wind-induced Disasters. ... Sheet Offering Information on Wind-induced Disasters. ...
... A tornado's intensity is measured on the Fujita wind damage scale ... Tornadoes account
for almost half of all deaths attributed to weather-related disasters in the ... www.disasterrelief.org/ Library/Dictionary/index_txt.html