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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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September 13, 2019

Drought Exacerbates Australian Fires
Several years of dry conditions have set the stage for a fierce fire season in several southeastern states.

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September 13, 2019

Walker Fire
The wildfire has burned more than 50,000 acres, making it the state’s largest blaze in 2019.

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September 11, 2019

Floods Swamp Sudan
After a wet August, floodwaters inundated villages, pastures, and croplands.

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September 9, 2019

In the Wake of Hurricane Dorian
The storm left a path of destruction from the Caribbean to the Canadian Maritimes.

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September 6, 2019

Typhoon Lingling Heads Towards the Koreas
Typhoon Lingling is the thirteenth tropical cyclone in the North Pacific this year.

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