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Hurricane Flo and Drones

HURRICANE FLO AND DRONES As powerful Hurricane Florence churns towards the U.S. Coast station promo folk are already hard at work.   Capitol Broadcasting tweeted Tuesday that  WRAL (NBC)  crews were  “equipped with drones and ready to tell the story of Hurricane Florence. ” While drones have been used over the last few years to track recovery efforts following major storms, independent drone operators often get in the way of the big boys directing rescues or operators themselves become part of the problem by ending up in a shelter once their food and gasoline run out. The State of North Carolina appears to be ahead of the curve in it’s effort to mount a coordinated drone response. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety had previously created the North Carolina Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Disaster Response Database ( )  to provide local emergency managers and first responders with a list of qualified remote pilots who are willing to provide