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NGA Offers Imagery, Mapping Data to Hurricane Response Efforts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released geospatial imagery and mapping data to aid the government’s response and recovery efforts in areas hit by Hurricane Irma.

NGA said Wednesday it has provided geospatial support and evacuation route maps as well as evaluated damages in the storm’s wake after the agency received official requests from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and government of the Bahamas.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency also asked NGA to deploy analysts who can help with domestic recovery programs in Tallahassee, Florida.

“From determining and prioritizing areas in need of assistance, to evaluating evacuation routes, the damage assessments provide first responders and residents impacted by Irma the immediate information they need,” said Todd Noel, chief of NGA’s domestic support and disaster analysis branch.

NGA assessed damage of affected residential areas and public infrastructure assets such as bridges and roads to support emergency response personnel in resource allocation efforts.

The agency’s Hurricane Irma support materials can be accessed here.

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