a region or locality in which the population is generally affected by the occurrence of a major disaster, as a widespread flood, an explosion causing extensive damage, or the like.
such a region or locality officially determined to be eligible, under statutory provisions, for emergency governmental relief.
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How to use disaster area in a sentence
On May 2, the day President Bush declared Los Angeles a disaster area, Mayor Bradley announced the formation of Rebuild LA, entrusting the fifty-four-year-old businessman Peter Ueberroth, a resident of Orange County, with directing the program.Los Angeles Had a Chance to Build a Better City After the Rodney King Violence in 1992. Here's Why It Failed | Elizabeth Hinton | May 18, 2021 | Time
We request everybody outside of the disaster area to refrain from hoarding gasoline, light diesel, and heavy fuel oil.
The actual command post had not been established, but let me better explain a command post by a disaster area, like a fire.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy