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Deep Zoom imagery of Joplin after the tornado

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a detailed aerial survey of damage following the tornado which struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, killing at least 125 people. This imagery, showing the full extent of the tornado’s groundtrack, … Continue reading

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Joplin tornado, before and after

New high-res aerial images from GeoEye capture Joplin, Missouri on May 2, 2011 at 8:30 am, two days after the deadliest U.S. tornado in 64 years tore through the city. Hover over the photos below to compare this new imagery … Continue reading

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Midwest storm system captured by satellite

This GOES East satellite photo, taken on May 22, 2011 shows storm clouds above the US Midwest. The image captures the weather system just moments before it spawned a deadly tornado that ripped a 4 mile long path through the … Continue reading

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Mississippi crisis response map

Google’s Crisis Response team has produced a new interactive map for anyone affected by the widespread flooding along the Mississippi River and watershed, caused by this Spring’s record rainfall. The map gathers together data sets from various official U.S. agencies … Continue reading

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High-res Mississippi River flood imagery

Satellite company GeoEye has released two new high-resolution images of the recent flooding along the Mississippi River. The first image shows flooding at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, around Cairo, Illinois on May 8. Move the slider … Continue reading

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Mapping this Spring’s Rainfall in the U.S.

A combination of heavy rain and large snow melt has caused devastating flooding in parts of the U.S. this spring. With water levels in some areas along the Mississippi river reaching near record heights. This new map, based on data … Continue reading

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Mississippi river flooding: before and after

Rising flood waters along the Mississippi River and its tributaries are continuing to threaten communities across multiple US States. This set of before and after satellite shots from NASA compares the river system under normal conditions in 2010, with the … Continue reading

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