Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Cay Costa, Florida, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, with winds of 150 mph and with record storm surge flooding as high as 12 feet in some coastal areas. There have been multiple confirmed deaths and more than 2.5 million people have no power. As of Friday, September 30, Ian was over the South Carolina coast as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.

Maxar will be monitoring multiple locations over Florida and the southern U.S. coastline for this event and providing pre-event imagery, as well as post-event imagery, as the weather clears.

Up-to-date information can be found on the National Hurricane Center’s website.

Learn more about Hurricane Ian 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.

Pre-event satellite image of Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

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