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Anderson County Using New Technology To Assess Flood Damage

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East Queens Street was closed Monday so crews could repair a portion that had washed out. East Queens Street was closed Monday so crews could repair a portion that had washed out.

Anderson County Emergency Services is using new technology to track disasters. Flooding video is uploaded by responders so officials know how to best respond to each situation.

"It's a lot quicker than trying to write down directions to find something and it gives you a better perspective," says Bob Biermann with Anderson County Emergency Services. 

After videos are uploaded, they're attached to a map using latitude and longitude coordinates or geocoding to save it exactly where the video was taken. It allows officials to track the damage in one location rather than driving from place to place. 

"There's quite a bit of damage and when you have all this saturation of water, that's to be expected," Biermann says. 

The county also used the system to track damage from the F1 tornado that went through Anderson on June 2, 2013.

 

 

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