How flying tech and Cisco Tactical Operations are helping aid disaster zones » Drone Accelerator
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by on August 28, 2018
With heat rising around the world, wildfires can start in an instant and ravage sites across the globe. In October of last year, 170 wildfires spread across 245,000 acres in Northern California, destroying at least 8,900 structures. To put that in perspective, that's roughly a quarter of the size of The Grand Canyon National Park.
Another California-based fires, the Mendocino Complex Fire, which started in July of this year, is now the biggest in California history, burning more than 432,000 acres. While firetrucks and helicopters are used to fight flames, the recent surge of fires may need the extra help of newer technology like drones.
CNET reports that the California Air National Guard is using drones like military grade unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to keep track of how huge wildfires are spreading. Some drones can also stay in the air for hours at a time, giving firefighters valuable insight.
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