catastrophic incident

(3) Catastrophic incident The term “catastrophic incident”— (A) means any natural or man-made disaster that results in extraordinary levels of casualties or damage, mass evacuations, or disruption severely affecting the population, infrastructure, environment, economy, national morale, or government functions in an area; and (B) may include an incident— (i) with a sustained national impact over a prolonged period of time; (ii) that may rapidly exceed resources available to State and local government and private sector authorities in the impacted area; or (iii) that may significantly interrupt governmental operations and emergency services to such an extent that national security could be threatened.

Source

6 USC § 821(3)


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