Aerial Photos Helping In Hurricane Relief


While satellite images are easily available online these says — Google Earth is one easy way to access them — low-level aerial photos are still in demand. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been shooting pictures of the Katrina aftermath from a Citation jet, and thanks to the Internet, those images are already available to anyone who needs them — including displaced homeowners who want to check how things look on their street. The NOAA images are also being used by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damage assessment.