As emergency response efforts in Texas continue after Hurricane Harvey, Verizon is using drones to survey sites and assess damage. The wireless service provider's network teams are staffing a 24x7 wireless command center and assessing damage as well as having mobilized equipment and people needed for repairs.
To support the community further, Verizon has committed $10 million in recovery aid for South Texas. Additionally, Verizon is offering support to impacted residents of Texas by offering data, text and voice relief to post-paid customers and an extra 3GB of free data to pre-paid customers in South Texas counties impacted by the hurricane between Aug. 26 to Sept. 15, a one-week extension from the original announced effort.
Check out a video provided by Verizon below of its use of drones to capture damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The footage in the b-roll was taken from one of Verizon’s locations in Rockport, Texas — one of the hardest hit areas. You see some flooding and a lot of destruction on the ground. At the end of the footage, the antennas on the cell site feature noticeable damage caused by Harvey.