extreme weather

Three astronauts in Space Station (NASA)

Two hurricanes hit home for an American astronaut

Astronaut Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, offered support to those affected by the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico.
Satellite image of hurricanes (NOAA via AP Images)

When disaster strikes, space agencies share forecasts

Satellites have helped forecast and respond to disasters around the world. U.S. and international space agencies promote open data to save lives.
Man standing on street lined with hurricane debris from houses (Nechama — Jewish Response to Disaster)

Faith-based charities, lending a helping hand

All denominations turn out to help people in times of disaster, like in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the U.S.
President Trump surveying hurricane damage with group of people (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma in pictures

This photo gallery shows the destruction brought by Hurricane Irma, which battered Florida in early September, and relief efforts to help victims.
George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush standing in the Oval Office (© AP Images)

Former presidents help in times of disaster

When a disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma strikes, former U.S. presidents often step up to galvanize public support for those left homeless.
People standing in garage in floodwaters (© Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Harvey in pictures

This photo gallery documents how Texans came together to help fellow Texans after Hurricane Harvey devastated the southeast part of their state.
Sun in artificial colors (NASA)

Here’s why you should care about the weather in space

Solar storms can cause serious damage to electronic infrastructure on Earth. Scientists are working to improve forecasting for extreme space weather.
Image of Earth from space (Harris)

Check out the gorgeous 1st image from a weather satellite

Cutting-edge weather satellite GOES-16 just took an incredible photo of Earth from space, showing the entire disc of the Western Hemisphere.
Man walking along flooded street (© AP Images)

This tech tool helps communities prep for climate change

Cities around the world are getting granular with climate data, using a new tool called PREP to prepare for the local effects of climate change.