In order to help residents assess damage and know when they might be able to return home, the NOAA just made their current aerial imagery survey database available to the public.
Since the early 1900s, the National Geodetic Survey has been taking photographs from airplanes to capture the Earth below. Today, the capture of these aerial photographs is controlled by Global Positioning System techniques and the photos are used to define the national shoreline, create maps and charts, monitor environmental change, and provide damage assessment in response to manmade or natural disasters.
You can now view the most recent satellite view of the areas impacted by Florence here;
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