This week, many of NASA assets provided forecasters with information to incorporate into their analysis of Hurricane Ida. NASA used satellite imagery, data visualizations, and photographs from the International Space Station to analyze the storm and get vital information to disaster responders to inform recovery efforts.
Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29, affecting NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. No injuries have been reported at those locations, but both sustained damage. Stennis Space Center was able to open for some operations while the Michoud facility remains closed this week as teams conducted detailed damage assessments and initial cleanup work.