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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 17, 2020

A Meeting of Smoke and Storms
Satellites observed as two storms churning near the United States helped steer plumes of smoke that spanned the continental U.S.

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September 17, 2020

Record Flooding in Sudan
A wetter-than-usual rainy season in Sudan has devastated communities across the country.

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September 17, 2020

Fires Char the Pantanal
Drought-parched wetlands in South America have been burning for weeks.

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September 15, 2020

Sally Slowly Approaches the Gulf Coast
The slow-moving hurricane is predicted to produce life-threatening flash floods and storm surges.

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September 14, 2020

Eye of Paulette Crosses Bermuda
Forecasters expect additional heavy rain and strong winds as the storm's southern eye wall passes over the island soon.

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