Disaster Day - October 13
Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Disaster Day

An important holiday Disaster Day is celebrated annually around the world on October 13th. This day is necessary for the organization of a specialized international forum. It discusses global and local disaster management and mitigation initiatives.

History

The mission statement of the United Nations Declaration on Disaster Reduction, publicly promulgated in 1990, set itself the goal of reducing the number of people killed, property lost and destroyed, and the number of social and economic structures destroyed due to natural disasters. As part of this project, Disaster Day appeared.

The world witnessed a natural disaster in 1989, after which the UN set out to create a culture of awareness about ways to reduce risk during disasters. Despite the spontaneous nature of natural disasters, people can prepare for them, and in America this is done by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Institute under the US Department of the Interior. These two structures are the first to respond to the prerequisites for the emergence of a disaster in any part of the United States, and also create algorithms for responding to emergencies of a man-made and natural nature.

Interesting facts

On the occasion of the holiday, we recall such major natural disasters as:

  • in 1816 there was a year without a summer, because volcanic dust from a volcanic eruption in Indonesia spread so far that it reached Canada and the United States and provoked an abnormally cold winter and widespread cold;
  • in 2004, the 3rd largest earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean, which had a magnitude of 9,1-9,3, due to which more than 229 thousand people died;
  • The record tornado is considered to be the Mattun tornado that happened on May 26, 1917, which lasted 7 hours and 20 minutes over an area of ​​​​500 kilometers and killed 110 people.

How to celebrate

In Disaster Day, it is important to set aside time to familiarize yourself with the algorithms of action in cases of emergency situations, which must be learned by heart. In addition, it is important to disseminate information and calls to learn more about natural disasters on social networks. It is advisable to subscribe to any official resource that informs about natural disasters occurring in your region. At any time, it is important to be prepared to survive in extreme conditions so that they do not take you by surprise.

When is Disaster Day celebrated in 2022?

Disaster Day is observed on October 13 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 13 2022
Friday October 13 2023
Sunday October 13 2024
Monday October 13 2025
Tuesday October 13 2026

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