By Woodrow Bellamy III | September 1, 2017
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.