Tropical Storm Ana has caused widespread flooding and destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar. In Mozambique, more than 20,000 people have been affected by the storm, and more than 3,000 homes are partially damaged and over 600 buildings are destroyed. In neighboring Malawi, the storm led to major power cuts as the floods damaged electricity installations. Torrential rains displaced more than 55,000 people in Madagascar’s capital due to rising river levels. Death tolls have been reported in all areas.

Learn more about Tropical Storm Ana 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 Antananarivo, Madagascar, one of the areas hit hardest by Tropical Storm Ana.

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