Characteristics of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is:

1. Multi-dimensional:
One of the characterisitcs of vulnerability is that it is multi-dimensional, that is it can be categorized as physical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and even human factors can define vulnerability

2. Dynamic:
Vulnerability changes over time and from one disaster to another disaster.

3. Scale-Dependent:
Vulnerability can be expressed in different scales from human to household to  community to country resolution;
4. Site-Specific:

Every site and locality has it's own vulnerability and is different from the other ones.