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Here's a near-real time aerial photo map of Harvey's flooding and damage

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a detailed map with photos of areas affected by Harvey.
  • It's part of NOAA's emergency response effort.
  • It can be used for disaster response planning.
  • Individuals can also see images of their homes or neighborhoods.
    An aerial view of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
    Source: NOAA
    An aerial view of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a map filled with images of many of the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    Two of NOAA's aircraft flew over much of the region and took aerial photos of the flooding and damage.

    The images are being updated every 12 hours, a NOAA rep told CNBC.

    An aerial view of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
    Source: NOAA
    An aerial view of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

    The map is at the NOAA website. Once there, users can zoom in or drag the map to find specific locations. Areas with images are colored differently from the rest of the map, as shown below.

    An aerial view of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.
    Source: NOAA
    An aerial view of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.

    It is part of the agency's National Geodetic Survey's emergency response efforts, an agency spokesman said in an email to CNBC. The data and photos can be used for disaster recovery, damage assessment, or even for displaced victims to see images of their homes and neighborhoods.

    Previously, the project collected 8,000 images of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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