disaster area

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disaster area

An area that qualifies for emergency governmental aid as a result of a catastrophe, such as an earthquake or flood.
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disas′ter ar`ea

a region affected by a major disaster, as a flood, and officially eligible for emergency governmental relief.
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Noun1.disaster area - a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
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