US: Zurich North America has showcased findings of a new study detailing how drones can help first responders and improve relief efforts following a disaster. Conducted by Measure, a 32 Advisors Company, in coordination with the American Red Cross, Drones for Disaster Response and Relief Operations supposedly outlines use cases and makes recommendations for implementation of drones for disaster recovery with key goals of saving lives and helping communities recover more quickly.
According to the study, timeline of the early phases of recovery can expedite the entire recovery process and may even support more successful searches for survivors. The report highlights the role insurance companies can play in the critical early hours following a disaster and calls on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expedite emergency flight authorisations for the private sector – including insurance companies – for risk assessment, mitigation and claims response.
Source: Zurich North America, Clams Journal