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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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May 22, 2020

Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China
With most lockdowns ending and economic activity resuming, levels of the air pollutant have returned to near normal for this time of year.

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May 21, 2020

Muddy Flooding in Michigan
Two days of heavy rain led to catastrophic dam failures and major flooding in Midland County.

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May 20, 2020

Amphan Batters India, Bangladesh
The first tropical cyclone of the 2020 season in the North Indian basin made landfall, delivering substantial storm surge to coastal areas.

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May 19, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Amphan
Millions of people prepared to evacuate as the storm approached eastern India and Bangladesh.

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May 18, 2020

Satellites Show a Decline in Fire in the U.S. Southeast
Among the byproducts of the pandemic and social distancing is a drop in forest management fires on federal lands.

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