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Hurricane Harvey made landfall around 11:00pm EDT on August 25, 2017 between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas as a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph, the first to make landfall in the US since Hurricane Charley in 2004. The storm pounded the Texas coast with hurricane-force winds and torrential rains, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, prompted more than 17,000 rescues and is responsible for at least 39 deaths.
“The disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Texas gulf region requires the right coalition of organizations to rapidly collect critical information for assessing regional impact and to ultimately help provide relief to those in need. The GIC and Vexcel Imaging are fortunate to have partners in leading aerial mapping companies who can rapidly deploy assets to quickly capture aerial imagery of affected areas, and in ESRI to make available that critical data in a platform that can be broadly and easily accessed.”
Erik Jorgensen, President, Vexcel Imaging