Miami-based Airborne Response says it has completed more than 500 drone flights in Florida in the last few days on behalf of its customers. The drone company is working with critical infrastructure providers to help assess damage, restore power, and process insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Airborne Response says its teams toured Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Manatee, and Sarasota counties immediately after the Category 4 storm to assess the damage and determine whether it is safe to conduct drone operations at all. The crews had to overcome immense logistical challenges associated with rising floodwaters and damage to critical infrastructure including closed roads and widespread power outages.

Nevertheless, the operators showed resilience because “the type of support we are providing in the wake of Hurricane Ian is exactly why Airborne Response was created back in 2016.”

Company founder and president Christopher Todd says:

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