Before Fire And After Photos Made Public
Written by 991KBU on January 2, 2019
Aerial images showing the destruction left behind by the recent Malibu wildfires are available to the public on the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s website.
The industry group flew airplanes over Malibu and began collecting high resolution images shortly after the Woolsey fire raged through.
The images are made available to insurance companies first responders and emergency personnel in California as they became available.
They have also been made available to the general public.
And they are spectacular: https://maps.geointel.org/app/gic-public/
By typing in an address, anyone can see “before” and “after” views of that location using a slider on the screen.
Malibu Search and Rescue team members have been tipped off by a person examining the images the abundance of old vehicle wrecks in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The Search and rescue Team used satellite and aircraft images to inspect mountain canyons and ravines for abandoned cars.
Sightings have been documented in Decker and Latigo canyons and near Kanan Road and Mulholland Highway.
While a few of the finds had already been reported to authorities … Malibu Search and Rescue revisited the vehicles, some of which were more than 500 feet away from the nearest road.
The old wrecks were checked for human remains … and spray painted with orange “X” marks to indicate they had been cleared.