Extreme flooding in Kentucky has washed away roads, destroyed up to 50 bridges and swept away entire homes, displacing thousands of people. As of August 2, 2022, 37 people have been confirmed dead, with those number expected to rise as hundreds are currently unaccounted for. In a press conference, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said more than 600 people have been rescued by aircraft and boat since the flooding began. More rain is expected in the area, further complicating emergency response efforts.

Learn more about the Kentucky floods 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.

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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 Jackson, Kentucky.

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