Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Very Curious FEMA Order

That's the only word for it:  curious.

A local company, Falcon UAV, makers of special drones which are built for the government, approved by the FAA, and specialize in using GPS and cameras to generate highly accurate maps, started helping to map the damage with those drones. It was basically making very useful, near real-time maps showing the floods. You’d think that would be useful to, say, FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency in charge of helping to coordinate the response to the floods. Instead, FEMA ordered the drones grounded or it would have people from Falcon UAV arrested.  --MoonBattery quoting TechDirt

Apparently the local Sheriff was using the drone-info to better coordinate the Sheriff's helo usage.

Too bad.  So sad.  Somebody died?  Awww.......

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