Although Henri was downgraded to a tropical storm, it is still causing massive rainfall, storm surges, possible flooding and damage to structures and power grids in the northeastern United States. Approximately 140,000 residents in Rhode Island are currently without power, and rain is expected to continue in the area. Flooding occurred in some parts of New Jersey, requiring firefighters to rescue people stranded in their vehicles. The risk of heavy rainfall extends into Monday evening in parts of the Northeast.

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.

Northeastern United States captured via Maxar WeatherDesk showing ground truth, station-based data from the METAR network in the United States.

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