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Surrey Satellite Images Moore Tornado Devastation

The Surrey-built satellite UK-DMC2 has imaged the destruction caused by the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, last week.
UK-DMC2 image of Tornado tracks in Moore, Oklahoma © DMCii 2013.
 A larger version of this image can be viewed on DMCii's Flickr page.

The tornado touched down at 2:56 p.m. CDT last Monday and moved through the suburban town causing tragic loss of life and widespread destruction to property and public buildings, including two schools. These images acquired by Surrey’s remote sensing subsidiary DMCii show Moore before and after the tornado struck. The 17-mile long trail of destruction can be seen traveling from left to right across the center of the image above.

UK-DMC2 image of Moore, Oklahoma before the tornado © DMCii 2013. Click to enlarge.

Satellite imagery can be a vital resource for disaster monitoring, helping responders assess the damage, coordinate relief efforts, and plan future defenses. DMCii provides imagery of disaster zones regularly and, as a member of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, makes images from space freely available for disaster response.
 
The damage caused by the tornado can be clearly seen in these side by side and slider image comparisons.

 

31 May 20130 Comments1 Comment

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