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An area that qualifies for emergency governmental aid as a result of a catastrophe, such as an earthquake or flood.
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a region affected by a major disaster, as a flood, and officially eligible for emergency governmental relief.
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|Noun||1.||disaster area - a region whose population is affected by a general disaster|
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