(15 ILCS 30/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 293.1)
    Sec. 1. As used in this Act:
    "Disaster" means an occurrence or threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or technological cause, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, hazardous material spill or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, air contamination, blight, extended periods of severe and inclement weather, drought, infestation, critical shortages of essential fuels and energy, explosion, riot, hostile military or paramilitary action, public health emergencies, or acts of domestic terrorism.
    "Disaster area" means the area directly affected by or threatened with a disaster.
(Source: P.A. 93-249, eff. 7-22-03.)