Using Unmanned Aerial Systems during a natural disaster, the Texas Memorial Day floods.

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The Texas Memorial Day floods in the small town of Wimberley Texas were devastating to the town, county, and to families that lost loved ones, and many more who lost their homes.  In an effort to respond to the incident, every resource was considered, and many new resources were brought into play.

Unmanned aircraft were included in those resources.  This white paper was presented as an adjunct to the normal “after action report” because observations made the operators in the environment are important.  Especially in the field of unmanned aircraft utilization.  In keeping with the notion that practical application is far better than conjecture and theory, sUAS News brings this “real world” scenario to the UA industry for review and inclusion into the discussion of unmanned aircraft us for public service.

Download here:- Texas Memorial Day Floods – A White Paper

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Gene Robinson
sUAS News Podcast co-host | RPAS Search & Rescue expert | Gene Robinson has been a proponent of the flying wing for SAR ops for many years. Since 2005, Gene has utilized small UAS to assist Texas EquuSearch in searches from California, to New York, visiting 29 states in the union. He has also conducted UAS operations in Jamaica, Mexico, and Africa and has assisted SAR teams in recovering victims lost for lengthy periods. The use of UAS technology has been credited with the recovery of 10 victims, assisted law enforcement in evidenciary searches, and performed forward wild land fire observations. Should you meet Gene at a show or search ask him about the llamas.