In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, many people who live in the Panhandle remain evacuated but are worried about how their homes fared when the Category 4 hurricane moved through.
Many roads are blocked with debris and downed power lines, making it unsafe to drive anywhere.
There is one way that people can get a look at the damage on their street and even zoom in on their home.
NOAA aircraft took aerial photos of the damage in storm-stricken areas.
An easy to use tool lets you zoom in on a street and the homes on a street.
The tool will also be a good option for those who have loved ones who live in the storm-stricken area and want to know if their loved one’s home was damaged.
Here’s how to look up an address using the tool:
- Go to https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov and click on the link for “Hurricane Michael (2018)”
- Zoom into the area you would like to see
- Type in an address to zoom in more to see a street
- If you can’t find the specific location (It can be hard to recognize locations looking down on them), try finding the location first on Google maps, and then use Google maps as a reference when zooming in on locations in the NOAA tool.
- If you want more information about the photos click here to see “Tips for navigating the Emergency Response Imagery Viewer”
- If your neighborhood is not shown, keep checking back to this NOAA website. More storm-stricken areas will likely be added.