Before and after imagery depicting tornado damage in the vicinity of the intersection of 15th St. E. and McFarland Blvd. E. in southeast Tuscaloosa, AL. The before imagery is courtesy of Google, the after imagery was acquired from an altitude of 5,000 feet above ground level by the NOAA King Air April 29, 2011.
Download PDF here. (Credit: Google – before photo; NOAA – after photo)
NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey dispatched the NOAA King Air 350CER aircraft, equipped with specialized remote sensing equipment, on a mission to collect aerial photography at 5,000 feet from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, Ala.
These “before and after” shots (pdf to right), taken yesterday afternoon, show damage caused by last week’s tornado near 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa.
Photos will be used to assist federal and local officials in response and recovery efforts.
Hi-Res images available online.