At least 13 people have been killed after tropical cyclone Shaheen battered parts of Oman and Iran. Authorities said 14.5 inches (369mm) of rain fell on Al-Khaboura, north-west of Oman’s capital city, Muscat, while more than 7.5 inches (200mm) was recorded in Muscat itself. Shaheen’s high winds also caused waves of up to 32 feet (10m) along the coast. State agencies were continuing to rescue people that had been trapped by the floodwaters and started restoring damaged roads to get aid into the areas that needed it. More than 5,000 people moved into shelters that had been set up in affected provinces.

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.

Before event satellite imagery of Al-Khaburah, Oman.

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