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Hurricane Dorian in the  Bahamas

September 1, 2019

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Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1st, 2019, as a Category 5 storm. The Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama were most affected, with the International Red Cross estimating 45% of homes have been destroyed. At least 20 people have been killed with many more missing, injured and displaced.

How to get access to our imagery:

We make our disaster imagery available through Planet Explorer, our online imagery browser. We provide limited access to Explorer for up to 30 days to qualified disaster volunteer organizations, humanitarian organizations, and other coordinating bodies. Explorer is continuously updated with our most recent imagery (please see map below for exact region available). To gain access to Planet's Explorer, please email In your email, please provide your name, the name of your organization, and the purpose for which you wish to use the imagery.

Data License:

Planet imagery is made available under a Non-Commercial, Creative Commons license, meaning they may not be used for commercial purposes. Commercial entities are licensed under the CC-BY-SA license, which requires that any derivative products that use our data also be shared under the same license. Non-commercial entities (including humanitarian organizations, intergovernmental agencies, etc.) are granted access under the CC-NC-BY license, which does not require sharing of derivative products; if however such products are shared, there is a requirement that Planet is acknowledged as an underlying source of data.

A comparison between May 29th, 2019 and September 4th, 2019 of Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, Bahamas.

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