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This book focuses on three disaster-related categories: major disaster declarations, emergency declarations, and fire management assistance declarations. The authors utilize these official definitions to draw inferences about the frequency, geographic patterns, trends, and financial costs related to disasters.

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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Figures, Tables
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. x-xi
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  1. 1 - Setting the Scene: A Guide to This Volume
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2 - Reporting, Frequency, and Correlates of Disasters
  2. pp. 15-42
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  1. 3 - Providing Compensation to Survivors of Disasters
  2. pp. 43-76
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  1. 4 - Hurricanes
  2. pp. 77-96
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  1. 5 - Floods and Their Consequences
  2. pp. 97-118
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  1. 6 - Tornadoes
  2. pp. 119-134
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  1. 7 - Drought and Other Risks to Agriculture
  2. pp. 135-152
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  1. 8 - Wildfires
  2. pp. 153-168
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  1. 9 - Geological and Man-Made Disasters
  2. pp. 169-180
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  1. 10 - Disasters and Compensation Systems
  2. pp. 181-194
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  1. References
  2. pp. 195-200
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  1. Authors
  2. pp. 201-202
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 203-218
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  1. About the Institute
  2. p. 219
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