October 2020: Hurricane Delta

National Geodetic Survey Emergency Response Imagery available online.

Hurricane Delta, seen here by GOES East on October 9, 2020, at 9 A.M. ET made landfall.

Hurricane Delta, seen here by GOES EAST on October, 9, 2020, at 4:50 P.M. Central Daylight Time.

From October 10-11, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial images in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer. View tips on how to use the imagery viewer.

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. View NOAA Emergency Response Imagery collected on the following days:

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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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Before/After: Selected Images from the Aerial Imagery Viewer

Select the round icon with directional arrows using your mouse (or your finger) and slide back and forth to view a "before and after" comparison. "Before" imagery (right image) is provided by Mapbox, Digital Globe, and OpenStreetMap; "After" imagery (left image) was captured by NOAA's National Geodetic Survey in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta. View tips on how to use the imagery viewer.

West of Lake Charles Regional Airport, Louisiana after Delta West of Lake Charles Regional Airport, Louisiana before Delta

West of Lake Charles Regional Airport, Louisiana | View this location on the map.

Holly Beach, Louisiana after Delta Holly Beach, Louisiana before Delta

Holly Beach, Louisiana | View this location on the map.