“Nearly every week there’s a report in the news of another natural disaster somewhere in the world. Last week there was an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Hurricane Michael is currently bearing down on Florida, not even a month after we saw hurricane Florence hit North Carolina with significant damage. The natural response in these situations is to look for ways to help those impacted, and interestingly, one answer to this humanitarian impulse comes in the shape of a drone.
Drones are increasingly being used in disaster relief efforts, not only in the US, but worldwide, and perhaps especially in regions lacking advanced infrastructure and emergency response institutions.” Dronefly