Automated Aerial Inspections Compliment Utilities Natural Disasters Response
- Jun 11, 2021 10:21 am GMTJun 10, 2021 9:19 pm GMT
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Utilities need incisive, fast, data-driven methods for dealing with natural disasters like wildfires – both before and after disaster strikes.
Hurricanes, extensive flooding, record-high temperatures, record-setting droughts, and wildfires are redefining both how power companies are managing major weather events and even redefining major weather event thresholds. For instance, while the number of wildfires may not be alarmingly different, the size of the fires and total acreage burned has grown in addition to the devastating threat to public safety. Storms as powerful as Hurricane Harvey have gone from 100-year occurrences to now emerging every 16 years.