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About the NASA Disasters Program

The Disasters Applications area promotes the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency preparedness leaders in developing mitigation approaches, such as early warning systems, and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams.

 

Earth Observatory

May 21, 2019

Dust Storm in Hokkaido
Plumes of dried soil streamed from a rural area in the northern part of the Japanese island.

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May 20, 2019

Wildfires Threaten Northern Alberta
Some residents of High Level, Canada, were forced to evacuate in the face of a large and out-of-control wildfire that has started advancing toward the town.

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May 13, 2019

Dust Swirls over Asia
In May 2019, dust from the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts swirled high into the atmosphere as a spring storm passed through China and Mongolia.

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May 10, 2019

Fires Burn in Guerrero, Mexico
The blazes have been difficult to control because of strong winds.

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May 9, 2019

Flooding Continues Along the Mississippi
Landsat 8 observed water out of the river banks and on the flood plains near St. Louis.

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