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Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta started hitting parts of Louisiana and Texas early Friday, October 9, as the National Hurricane Center warned that preparations should be rushed to completion. The coast is expected to see tropical-storm-force winds and when they do, it will be dangerous to prepare for the Category 3 storm – or impossible to complete them, said forecasters. Delta is forecast to make landfall in Louisiana Friday afternoon, apparently in the same southwestern part of the state where Hurricane Laura hit six weeks ago. It is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, which could be as high as 11 feet in some places. The hurricane moved through the Mexican resort areas of Cozumel and Cancun this week where it caused some streets to collapse and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

Analysis-Ready Data (ARD)

Analysis-Ready Data (ARD) is Maxar's subscription service providing users access to time-series stacks of imagery with specific preprocessing (atmospheric compensation, radiometric correction, orthorectification and alignment) to minimize the work and time required to derive answers from pixels. Learn more about ARD here.

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