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 remote sensing data help scientists, researchers, decision makers, and the general public understand the contributing forces and 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: