Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday, September 18, 2022. By Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 60% of Puerto Rico is without water service and only 20% of residents have power, according to the government’s emergency portal system. U.S. President Joe Biden issued an emergency declaration.

Learn more about the hurricane’s impacts on Puerto Rico in the following news articles:

When crises occur, Maxar is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts and fulfill 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.

Hurricane Fiona as it passed over Puerto Rico. Image courtesy NASA/VIIRS satellite image; September 18, 2022

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