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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 19, 2020

Flooding in Northern Luzon
In the wake of three typhoons within a month, the Philippines provinces of Cagayan and Isabela have seen some of their worst flooding in decades.

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November 18, 2020

Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America
After severe hurricanes dropped torrential rain on Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other countries, NASA researchers worked to map potential landslide hazards.

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November 17, 2020

A Busy Season for Crop Fires in Northwestern India
Burning leftover straw after the rice harvest has once again blanketed the region with smoke.

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November 16, 2020

Dangerous Hurricane Iota Sets Late-Season Records
Before 2020, only four category 4 or 5 hurricanes had ever made landfall in Nicaragua. Now two are going to land in just two weeks.

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November 12, 2020

Vamco Thrashes the Philippines
The typhoon brought strong winds and flooding to Manila.

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