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Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

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Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle on October 10th, 2018 as a category four hurricane with life-threatening storm surge. Several people have died, hundreds of thousands of residents are without power and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.

A state of emergency has been declared across the affected path of the storm. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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 October 4th, 2018 and October 11th, 2018 displays the extensive damage in Mexico Beach, FL from Hurricane Michael.

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