Images available to emergency personnel, GIC member insurers, and the media Boulder, CO, October 16, 2019 — As evacuation orders lifted and the Saddleridge Fire continued to be contained by the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying aircraft over the impacted areas on Monday, collecting high-resolution aerial images of the damaged structures. The imagery was made available to GIC members yesterday afternoon, giving insurers the ability to search an address and view before and after aerials images of properties within the impacted area. These imagesSEE DETAILS <span class="more-link-hover-image"...
Imagery collected yesterday over the Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles County, California is now available. The imagery is available via the NICB app in the Gray Sky 2019 layer and also available via REST API service. The images were collected on 14-October with a Falcon camera over a swath stretching from Chatsworth to Sylmar including Porter Ranch, and are 13cm resolution.
GIC has activated to Level 2 – Partial Activation for imagery collection over the Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles County, California. With all evacuation orders now lifted, suppression efforts concentrated on the ground rather than the air, and damage assessments begun by CalFire, GIC is in the process of collecting imagery over the area today. The latest damage assessments have slightly decreased the number of destroyed structures to 17 but dramatically increased the number of damaged structures to 58. GIC will continue to provide updates regarding the progress and completionSEE DETAILS
GIC has activated to Level 3 – Enhanced Monitoring for Tropical Storm Imelda At 1200 PM Central, the center of Tropical Depression Eleven was located near latitude 28.7 North, longitude 95.4 West, just off the coast of Freeport, Texas. Shortly after being named a tropical depression, the system was upgraded to Tropical Storm Imelda as sustained winds of 40 mph were measured near Freeport. The system is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through early Wednesday. A north-northwestward motionSEE DETAILS
GIC has activated to Level 3 – Enhanced Monitoring for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. At 800 AM Eastern, the center of the disturbance was estimated near latitude 25.1 North, longitude 75.3 West, or 290 miles SE of Freeport Grand Bahama Island. The system is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed through the weekend. On the forecast track, the system is anticipated to move across the central and northwestern Bahamas today, and along theSEE DETAILS