Severe weather events, earthquakes, sabotage, and other man made disasters can destroy critical infrastructure such as water lines, roadways, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, power plants and transmission lines.
Before disasters strike, Elevate Drone Solutions can use risk management and prevention of potential losses, for example, by mapping certain terrain. Flood maps can coordinate disaster response efforts after major flooding, much like the storm surge from Superstorm Matthew.
Drones can be deployed from almost any surface or location, so responders don’t have to rely solely on airfields, which might be heavily damaged or unusable. We can assess damage to buildings and structures that are unsafe for relief workers, rescuers, engineers, and claims adjusters.
Drones also could be used to map the most likely places to place backfires and ways to evacuate people from high-risk areas. Topographical mapping in 3D can help identify areas prone to these events.
Drones function well in environments that are unsafe for humans. For example, our unmanned drones can navigate over flood areas and fly above unstable rubble piles to identify victims and hazardous situations. Drones can also fly much lower than manned aircraft, eliminating the possibility of information loss.
Reconnaissance and mapping
Structural integrity assessment
Temporary infrastructure and supply delivery
High-rise building fire assessments
Dealing with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) events
Search and rescue operations
Insurance claims response and risk assessment
Drones can be used during manmade disasters as well. Explosions and arson also cause damage to the structural integrity of buildings and infrastructure and unsafe conditions for first responders and investigators.
One potential use for drones by insurance companies could be an aerial assessment of an affected area after a disaster. Developing situational awareness for deploying additional claims adjusters on the ground, and supporting the claims response process is much safer and efficient than current methods. Drones provide more options to review properties that otherwise would be inaccessible due to safety concerns.
Insurance companies, working with risk managers in all industries, can help with pre-disaster planning. Drone-based high-resolution maps of communities with insured properties would help identify at-risk areas—for example, properties located in flood-prone areas would use the information to help create the best disaster response protocols and pre-emergency plans.
Rosewood Subdivision Flood. My prayers and hopes to the residents for strength and a speedy recovery. The water you are seeing is what we know here in the low country as the secondary disaster. This area and many others not only brave the storms we frequent on the coast but also endure the inevitable high water flooding created by the rain fall flowing through the Pee Dee River from the storms in North Carolina when they are hit from heavy rains. Conditions like these do not require a hurricane just unusually heavy rain events.
October 12th 2016
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