Post-Hurricane Maria Flightradar24 Coverage
Hurricane Maria, the second catastrophic hurricane to move through the Caribbean in less than a month, continues to move northwest past the Dominican Republic, we wanted to provide an update on Flightradar24 coverage in the area.
In the wake of Maria, nearly all of our receivers from Martinique to the Dominican Republic’s east coast are inactive. From St. John’s to Puerto Rico, we currently have no active receivers. Puerto Rico is without electricity and some estimates judge it may take months for power to be restored to the island.
Other receivers are still down due to damage from Hurricane Irma. We’ve been in contact with receiver hosts across the Caribbean to offer assistance if and when they are able to resume hosting a receiver.
As a result of these offline receivers, low-level MLAT coverage in the area is currently unavailable as is ground-level ADS-B coverage. ADS-B and MLAT coverage is variable at other altitudes, depending on the the aircraft’s transponder and proximity to the receiver.
As all those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria begin to recover and rebuild, please keep them in your thoughts.