September 2020: Hurricane Sally

National Geodetic Survey damage assessment imagery available online.

Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally, seen here by GOES EAST on September, 14, 2020.

From September 18-21, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial damage assessment images in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with 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.

10/01/20

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. Images to the right of the icon are the "before" image and images to the left of the icon are the "after" image. "Before" imagery is provided by Mapbox, Digital Globe, and OpenStreetMap; "After" imagery was captured by NOAA's National Geodetic Survey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. View tips on how to use the imagery viewer.

 Navarre-Florida Before and After  Navarre-Florida Before and After

Coast area in Navarre, Florida | View this location on the map.

Graffiti Bridge area, Pensacola, Florida Graffiti Bridge area, Pensacola, Florida

Graffiti Bridge area, Pensacola, Florida | View this location on the map.

Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama (near W 6th St) Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama (near W 6th St)

Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama (near W 6th St) | View this location on the map.

an image showing Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama (near SR-182) after Sally an image showing Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama (near SR-182) before Sally

Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama (near SR-182) | View this location on the map.

an image showing the area Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama  before Sally an image showing damage near Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama  after Sally

Area west of Shelby Lake, Gulf Shores, Alabama (near W Lagoon Ave) | View this location on the map.