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- Hurricanes are a costly, deadly problem for our nation. Between 2000 and 2018, hurricanes caused over 5,800 deaths and $760 billion in damages.
- Knowing when and where a hurricane is going to make landfall, and the predicted intensity of rain and wind, helps keep people safe. The federal agencies NOAA and NASA team up to provide the satellites and modeling capabilities needed to improve lead time for an informed and adequate response by emergency managers.
- Cleaning up after a disaster is a team effort. Science funded by federal agencies and institutes brings together volunteer scientists and engineers from across the country to rapidly respond to disaster situations, collecting data to help us build back better and stronger, and providing evidence-based trainings to keep workers safe.
- Disasters like hurricanes are not going away and are predicted to intensify, but scientists, inside and outside federal agencies, working in partnership with affected communities, are advancing their understanding of and ability to predict and respond to this type of extreme weather.
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