A disaster area is a region or a locale heavily damaged by either natural hazards, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, technological hazards including nuclear and radiation accidents, or sociological hazards like riots, terrorism or war. The population living there often experiences a loss of energy supply, food, services, and an increasing risk of disease. Declarations of disaster areas open up the affected areas for national or international aid.
IRS grants tax relief for California wildfire victims.(Taxing Issues)(Internal Revenue Service's relief includes individuals and businesses in disaster area)(Brief Article)
Nov 24, 2003; The Internal Revenue Service has announced special tax relief for Southern California residents in the Presidential Disaster Area...