A rare, multivortex tornado ripped through the area east of News Orleans, Louisiana, on the night of Tuesday, March 22, 2022. One person was killed in Arabi and multiple people were injured. Widespread damage was reported in St. Bernard Parish, where homes were leveled, cars destroyed and power lines downed, leaving thousands without electricity.

In Texas, 10 confirmed and 20 reported tornadoes tore through North Texas, leaving one person dead and injuring at least 10 others. Funnel clouds touching down in Round Rock, Texas, caused heavy damage, including ripping roofs off homes.

Learn more about the tornadoes in Louisiana and Texas 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.

Arabi, Louisiana after a tornado ripped through the area and caused severe damage. Satellite image from March 23, 2022.

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