withstand : if you withstand a great force you are not destroyed by it

resilience : the strength to recover quicly from a problem

took shelter : stayed there to be protected from bad weather

assess the damage : look at all the facts and works our what the main problems are

outside help : aid from other countries

shipement : the sending of cargo

minor injuries : damage done to people's bodies

long-term strategy : a plan to decide what should be done over a long time

national disaster council : the organisation responsible for planning what should happen if a disaster hits the country

rescue package : measures which will help the country to recover