Hurricane Ida hit parts of Louisiana and Mississippi Sunday, August 29, 2021, with wind gusts up to 172 mph. More than a million customers were left without electricity, including all of New Orleans. As of August 30, one death was blamed on the storm. Ida left many residents on coastal Louisiana trapped by floodwaters and waiting to be rescued. Hurricane Ida is expected to take a toll on the energy, chemical and shipping industries which have major hubs along the Gulf Coast.

When crises like this occur, Maxar is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts and fulfilling our purpose, For A Better World. As part of our Open Data Program, Maxar will publicly release data of the affected areas to support response efforts as it becomes available.

Any imagery or data distributed through the Open Data Program is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This licensing allows for noncommercial use of the information, meaning it can quickly be integrated into first responder workflows with organizations like Team Rubicon, the Red Cross and other nonprofits. If commercial companies are interested in using the data distributed through the Open Data Program, it can be purchased by contacting us here.

Imagery has been posted on our Open Data Program website. Please continue to check this site and our social media channels for updates on additional post-event data.

Pre-event satellite imagery of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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