Definition Edit

Complex catastrophe is

[a]ny natural or man-made incident, including cyberspace attack, power grid failure, and terrorism, which results in cascading failures of multiple, interdependent, critical, life-sustaining infrastructure sectors and caused extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the population, environment, economy, public health, national morale, response efforts, and/or government functions.[1]

References Edit

  1. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, at 48 (2018 ed.).