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August 2021: Hurricane Ida

National Geodetic Survey Emergency Response Imagery available online.

NGS emergency response imagery of Houma, Louisiana, after Hurricane Ida

NGS emergency response imagery shows damage to buildings and homes in Houma, Louisiana, following Hurricane Ida.

From August 30 - September 2, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial damage assessment images in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other state and federal partners. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer. View tips and a video on how to use the imagery viewer.

View NOAA Emergency Response Imagery collected on the following days

NOAA's aerial imagery aids safe navigation and captures damage to coastal areas caused by a storm. Aerial imagery is a crucial tool to determine the extent of the damage inflicted by flooding, and to compare baseline coastal areas to assess the damage to major ports and waterways, coastlines, critical infrastructure, and coastal communities. This imagery provides a cost-effective way to better understand the damage sustained to both property and the environment.

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NOAA's National Geodetic Survey is the U.S. Government source for precise latitude, longitude, and elevation measurements. The NOAA fleet of ships and aircraft is operated, managed, and maintained by the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps and civilian wage mariners.

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