An area that qualifies for emergency governmental aid as a result of a catastrophe, such as an earthquake or flood.
(plural disaster areas)
- An area that has been the site of a natural disaster that receives an official designation entitling residents and organizations within that area to receive relief and benefits.
- Much of the central Gulf Coast was declared a disaster area after hurricane Katrina.
- An area that looks like one that has suffered a natural disaster.
- Your room is a disaster area.