Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mapping Storm Damage from the Air

Yesterday NOAA Tweeted the above pre & post-Hurricane nighttime satellite imagery of Puerto Rico. The imagery shows the devastating effect the storm has had on the country's electricity supply. Hurricane Maria has left most of the island without power. It has also caused extensive damage to buildings.

NOAA has also released an interactive map of aerial imagery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands post-Hurricane Maria. The Hurricane Maria Imagery interactive map helps government and aid agencies determine the extent of the storm damage and the extent of any flooding. NOAA captured the aerial (not satellite) imagery using NOAA aircraft flying between 1,500 and 5,000 feet.

The Washington Post has used satellite imagery from before & after Hurricane Irma to show the scale of the destruction caused by the tropical storm in the Carribean and in Florida. Before and After Hurricane Irma uses high resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe to provide an aerial view of just a few of the areas devastated by the storm.

NOAA has also released an interactive map which includes aerial imagery of Florida taken since the storm. Hurricane IRMA Imagery includes post-Irma aerial imagery for much of the Florida Keys. The map also has imagery along the west coast of Florida, from Naples up to Punta Gorda.

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