What happens when a tornado hits? Ultra-high-resolution imagery collected for Xactware from storm-battered Moore, OK, provides an unprecedented level of detail about the damage inflicted by the May 20 tornado. Xactware, a Verisk Analytics subsidiary and sister company of AIR Worldwide, had documented the Oklahoma City area just month's before for its nationwide Property InSight library of high-resolution aerial images. After the storm, Xactware was in the air again, and captured the images below just days after the event.
To see the before and after images, drag the vertical scroll bar across the photo below or, on a mobile device, tap the image. Click the thumbnails to see additional views.
AIR Worldwide, Xactware, and sister company AER each documented the tornado from different perspectives. AIR Worldwide sent a damage survey team to document the damage on the ground and collect data that will be used to inform a comprehensive update to the U.S. severe thunderstorm model scheduled for release in 2014. AER provided an analysis of the storm track. Xactware captured high-definition aerial photos to help claims professionals manage and document storm damage.
The following images demonstrate analysis of property damage by Xactware and AIR Worldwide. In the 4th image, click on the blue dots to view damage photos taken by AIR Worldwide.