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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.

 

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November 11, 2019

Bushfires Still Raging in New South Wales
Fire managers warned of “the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen.”

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November 8, 2019

Detecting Invisible Plant Stress
A new tool helped detect water-stressed vegetation near some 2019 Amazon rainforest fires.

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November 8, 2019

Early Season Fires Burning in New South Wales
Dry, hot, windy conditions persist as bushfires burn in the eastern part of the Australian state.

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November 7, 2019

Early November Snow Coats the Midwest
Several inches have fallen over Minnesota and Iowa in early November.

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November 7, 2019

Susquehanna Sediment in the Cheseapeake Bay
Muddy water is flowing down the Susquehanna River after a string of strong Halloween thunderstorms hit central Pennsylvania.

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