• Drone Army Will Help Utility Workers Restore Power After Hurricane Florence

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    As Hurricane Florence batters the southeastern U.S., a small army of drones is being assembled to quickly help identify and even fix damage caused by the storm.
    At least 53 drone teams have been recruited to help with damage assessment, said Brian Reil, a spokesman for Edison Electric Institute, the Washington-based industry group coordinating utility recovery efforts. Each team usually brings more than one drone and the force collectively includes about 100 to 160 operators, he said.
    The numbers may seem small compared with the roughly 40,000 utility workers mobilized to provide...
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