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Napa Fire Imagery Processed and Uploaded
First imagery from Napa and Santa Rosa has been processed and uploaded.  More notification to follow when the data is available on the GIC Map Viewer.  Napa Color Infrared (CIR) image shown. Reported by Sanborn Mapping >>

News and Updates

GIC Web Application Updated
Additional Puerto Rico imagery has been added to the GIC web map application.   Reported by Esri. >>
Additional Puerto Rico Data Uploaded
Additional nadir imager of Puerto Rico has been processed, uploaded and is queued for publishing to GIC web map application. Reported by The Sanborn Map Company. >>
Additional Data Collected Over Puerto Rico
More acquisition progress in Puerto Rico today with most of the island now collected.   Reported by The Sanborn Map Company. >>
Wheels Up in Puerto Rico
Aircraft has been launched to continue collection of nadir imagery over Puerto Rico. Reported by The Sanborn Map Company. >>
New Post-Maria Imagery Added to GIC Web Map Application
The GIC web map application now has imagery for St. Thomas and St. John (US Virgin Islands) and additional imagery for Puerto Rico.   Reported by Esri. >>
GIC Map Viewer receives more Puerto Rico Imagery, and St Thomas V.I. is Collected
The GIC Map Viewer has been updated with more imagery over Puerto Rico.  Flyers also report that St Thomas has been successfully collected. Reported by ESRI, Sanborn Mapping >>
Additional Puerto Rico Imagery Uploaded
Additional nadir imagery for Puerto Rico area of interest has been processed, uploaded and queued for publishing to the GIS web map application. Reported by The Sanborn Map Company. >>
First Puerto Rico Imagery Available on GIC Map Viewer
The first set of imagery is now available on the GIC Map Viewer.  Imagery can be seen in both the Public Maps and Responder Maps sections.   Reported by ESRI >>
Update on Puerto Rico Acquisition and Processing
Nadir imagery collected thus far over Puerto Rico has been processed, uploaded and is queued for publishing to the web map app. Meanwhile, collection continues there this morning.   Reported by The Sanborn Map Company >>
Status of Post-Maria Imagery
The state of Puerto Rico has created difficulties in expediting collected data. Post-Maria imagery collected thus far is expected in Colorado Springs Tuesday morning (10.03.2017). Processing will begin at that time and imagery is expected to be uploaded and queued tomorrow night. Flight crews are poised for further collections once weather breaks.   >>


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Event Summary

Hurricane Maria is a strong tropical cyclone which struck Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane, Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, and is currently threatening North Carolina and parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Making landfall in Puerto Rico at winds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h), Maria is the strongest to hit the territory since the 1928 San Felipe hurricane, the most intense hurricane (in terms of central pressure) to hit the territory in recorded history, and the most intense to make landfall anywhere in the United States (including locations outside of the Lower 48) since Hurricane Camille in 1969. As of September 25, Maria has caused at least 59 deaths: 27 in Dominica, 2 in Dominican Republic, 2 in Guadeloupe, 3 in Haiti, 24 in Puerto Rico, and 1 in the United States Virgin Islands. Initial assessments indicate catastrophic damage to Dominica, which suffered an island-wide communication blackout. The islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique also endured widespread flooding, damaged roofs and uprooted trees. Puerto Rico was left entirely without electric power, its electrical grid having been effectively totally destroyed.

The Coalition

Responding to the devastation wrought upon Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands by Hurricane Maria, the NICB GIC is again partnering with Vexcel Imaging, Esri, and The Sanborn Map Company to rapidly acquire, process and publish to a web viewer, high-resolution aerial views for a 1,250-mile strip of the northern island. The coalition’s efforts will assist first responders, humanitarian organizations, federal and state agencies, and insurers by providing them with high-resolution imagery that will provide actionable insight into the situation on the ground.