Drone operators assist search and rescue efforts after devastating floods in Texas

Drone operators assist search and rescue efforts after devastating floods in Texas

by A team from the FAA test site for drones in Texas spent part of Thursday afternoon flying a drone along the Blanco River to aid search and recovery efforts following severe storms that killed at least 17 in Texas and Oklahoma . Jerry Hendrix, chief engineer at the Lone Star UAS Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, brought a team of eight people and four drones to Wimberley, Tex. The drones can safely fly lower than helicopters, and provide aerial footage at a fraction of the cost. Hendrix’s […]

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