HURRICANE FLORENCE AND DRONES
This week we have been closely watching Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic. I graduated from the College of Charleston in 1997. The city proper and the surrounding lowcountry are due to receive a deluge of historic proportions. The city would often flood in areas at every hightide, so one can imagine the flooding that is on its way.
The First Responders will be doing just that, being the first to respond. In this time of emergency response, many lives will be saved by others walking into harm's way. Drones provide a way to keep these valuable members of civil support staff safe, while saving others. As drone technology advances, more activities will be relegated to this safer platform of observation. Every field action is followed up by an after-action report. As more and more of these emergencies present themselves, there will be ways that we will learn from the responses. More and more of these reports are going to include drone deployments.
This is the time to get out and find a way that can improve a certain aspect of drone use. As time marches on, the drone industry will learn more and more from these unfortunate situations. As my father used to say, "If you learn something from every situation, even a bed result can teach you where to improve."