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Law on mitigation and relief of natural disasters.

Type of law

This Law regulates the: criteria and powers necessary for declaring a natural disaster; assessment of the damage deriving from natural disasters, by granting assistance aimed at mitigate and partially eliminate the consequences of possible natural disaster occurred on the territory of the Republic of Croatia.
The text is divided in eight Chapters and 45 articles. Titles of Chapters are here listed: (I) Introductory part; (II) Competent authorities and tasks description; (III) Sources, purpose and financial planning; (IV) Declaration of natural disaster and action of authorities; (V) Methods of aid distribution and aid allocation to partially remove damages from natural disasters; (VI) Methods of allocation and distribution of emergency assistance aid; (VII) Reporting, damage register, and supervision; (VIII) Transitional and final provisions.
The following natural disasters shall be considered under the terms of this Law: earthquake; storm and hurricane winds; fire; flood; drought; hail, freezing rain in contact with the substrate; frost; extremely high snow; snow cover and avalanche; ice accumulation on watercourses; land-sliding, flowing, slipping and rolling over land; other occurrences of such magnitude that, depending on the local circumstances, cause significant disturbances in the lives of people and/or in a particular area.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Law enters into force eight days after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Publication reference
Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia 16/2019
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Zakon o ubla avanju i uklanjanju posljedica prirodnih nepogoda.