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Projected flooding in Williston, ND after catastrophic dam failure. Reds indicate low flood depths versus blues which indicate high flood depths, upwards of 50 feet. Landsat data used to create this flood map.

Projected flooding in Williston, ND after catastrophic dam failure. Reds indicate low flood depths versus blues which indicate high flood depths, upwards of 50 feet. Landsat data used to create this flood map.

According to the World Health Organization, natural disasters—such as floods and storms, earthquakes and volcanoes, wildfires, heat, and landslides—kill almost 90,000, and affect close to 160,000,000 people every year. Communities, especially those that are vulnerable, are impacted on every front—physically, socially, and economically.

NASA's remote sensing data help scientists, researchers, decision makers, and more understand the contributing forces and the impacts of catastrophic events. NASA also provides near real-time (NRT) data for time critical applications.

The Disasters Data Toolkit provides resources for the following natural events. Earthquakes and Volcanoes and Floods are the first in a series.

Published October 21, 2020

Page Last Updated: Oct 21, 2020 at 11:25 AM EDT