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Natural Disasters Blog Posts

Planet Announces New, Flexible Emergency and Disaster Management Solution

Uncategorized

Massive floods in Peru. Earthquakes in Mexico. Hurricanes and wildfires in the United States. 2017 was an unprecedented year for natural disasters around the world, inflicting a tragic toll measured in lost lives, displaced communities, damaged property, and economic and ecological disruption. In the U.S. alone, NOAA estimates that weather-related disasters cost […]

Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Insights

Planet’s daily monitoring of Hurricane Harvey shows how frequent data can help governments, insurers, and first responders direct emergency relief efforts and better prepare for natural disasters in the future. View our complete Insight: Anatomy of a Catastrophe, to see how Planet’s imagery was used to assess Harvey’s impact on Houston.

Tracking Harvey, the Once-in-a-Millennium Storm

Stories

Hurricane Harvey may have faded from view, but we’re just beginning to understand how historic it really was. A new report from the National Hurricane Center, concludes that Harvey broke the record for the most rainfall from a tropical system – 50+ inches – and ranks as the second costliest storm in the […]

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