Discover top Natural Disasters Captured in Drone Videos

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California Santa Rosa Fires by Douglas Thron

Douglas Thron

One of the ironies of the beauty of the great USA state of California is how fragile it all is.  Earthquakes, mudslides, and forest fires regularly visit devastation on the Golden State.  In this video, Douglas Thron used a drone to show the devastation of local homes in the Santa Rosa area, north of San Francisco, from a wildfire which raged out of control for days.  This production was shared by many media outlets across the country. 

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The Drone Dish: nelsonaerialpros

The Drone Dish

Description: Jordan Nelson is a professional drone pilot based in North Carolina. His company, Nelson Aerial Productions, offers drone services of all shapes and sizes. One of his specialties is using drones to chronicle natural disasters.  In this episode, host Tyler Mason catches up with Jordan to talk about his aerial video work, and his desire to use drone to both document natural disasters and help their victims.  

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After Tragedy The Ruins Still stand.. Gramalote, Colombia

Alejandrogutierrezlonga

In a land full of rainforests and mountains, mudslides and floodings are an all-too-common occurrence in Colombia. In this poignant film, Alejandrogutierrezlonga flies over the still-standing historic ruins of Gramalote, Colombia, abandoned after devastating mudslides and floods. The somber footage captures the dignity of the once beautiful structures that have, at least for now, escaped total destruction.

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Hurricane Matthew Devastates NC

nelsonaerialpros

In October, 2016, Hurricane Harvey ended a twelve year period where no hurricane hit the USA's mainland.  The hurricane caused over $125 billion in damage and was roughly comparable in severity to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  A small town in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina was hit by major flooding following the storm, as chronicled in this video by contributor Nelson Aerial Pros.

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Post-Hurricane Mapping in Puerto Rico - Global Air Media

GlobalAirMedia

Hurricane Maria devestated large areas around the Caribbean Sea in late 2017.  Amongst the hardest hit areas was the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory which bore the brunt of the historic storm.  The island saw some of the worst devastation from a natural disaster ever visited on US soil, with thousands killed and some areas enduring months without power.  In this video, contributor Global Air Media shows how drone mapping was used in the disaster recovery. 

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The Mountain Flood

nelsonaerialpros

A small town in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina in the USA was hit by a major flood in October, 2017.  Professional drone pilot and contributor Jordan Nelson used a drone to chronicle the devastation wreaked on this small town.  He has won several drone film festivals, and has been an advocate of using UAV's to document natural disasters.  

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