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Mitigating the Hurricane’s Fury with Satellite Imagery and AI

2022-09-28  |   Editor : houxue2018  
Category : News


Hurricanes have been one of the most ruthless natural intruders to wreak mass havoc. To a layman it’s a deadly storm for the loss of lives and properties they result in. Erosion and weakening of coastal areas and causing destruction to coastal communities are the broad scale hurricane impacts from the resultant storm surge.


Predictions and Monitoring Hurricanes

It’s a fact that predictions of hurricanes and their possible impacts have been challenging over the years due to the variability of shoreline types, including barrier islands, mangroves, coral reefs and pocket beaches.

According to NOAA, of the USD 310-billion weather disasters between 1980 and 2021, tropical cyclones (or hurricanes) have caused the most damage: over USD 1.1 trillion total, with an average cost of USD 20.5 billion per event. So, improving prediction abilities by embracing geospatial technologies and AI are proving to be a very good way to mitigate the hurricane impacts and improve the natural event preparedness and post disaster recovery path.

Using satellite data for hurricane tracking

AiDash, a California based company, is bringing forth the power of satellites and AI to address such natural disaster monitoring and tracking. The customers use the company’s AI-based analytics for storm resiliency that can further help communities respond in many ways before, during and after a hurricane or other major storm.

“Satellites are omnipresent and can scan vast areas quickly – 10,000 miles in a day. If a hurricane strikes a state like Florida, satellites’ remote sensing can capture the entire area in a day. AiDash uses AI to analyze satellite imagery so that key decision makers and emergency responders can have in minutes the accurate, current damage predictions and assessments they need to respond, restore, and recover better and faster,” shares Abhishek Singh, CEO of AiDash.

In fact even before a natural event actually strikes, one can use the AiDash remote sensing technology to identify high-impact areas with potential for extensive storm damage. Even after the storm passes, the technologies can be used to monitor in near real time the extent of storm damage, prioritize repair tasks according to the severity of their impact on emergency responders and other customers, and verify the repair work itself.

Customer feedback has shown that using such technologies have made restorations 30% faster and 15% fewer power outages in storms. The technology also allows route analysis for low spots and hazardous vegetation helps to prevent damage, flooding, and other obstructions that delay help reaching the places and people who need it, threatening safety and hampering recovery.


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Provided by the IKCEST Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service System

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