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Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Operations — Guidance for the Private Sector

Coordination between state governments and private sector is needed.

by Eric Holdeman / September 18, 2018

This is not an unexpected situation with the advent of drone technology and the need to inspect critical infrastructure. Take note of these instructions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that provides links to the guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Operations — Guidance for the Private Sector

My parent organization, the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER), and the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) have proposed a project to DHS to establish a coordination mechanism and standard that could be used across the United States. We are waiting to hear if the project we submitted in July 2018 is accepted.