In the Press

Hurricane Michael: One Month Later

LEHI, UT — November 12, 2018 

A look back at the aftermath of Hurricane Michael: Why it was so powerful, and how quick response aided in the restoration efforts.

Hurricane Michael brought unprecedented levels of destruction and devastation to the Florida Panhandle. Geomni, an aerial imagery capture and analytics leader, closely monitored the storm as it made its way toward the United States. Geomni’s fleet of privately owned and operated aircraft were staged and ready to begin aerial imagery capture missions before the hurricane even made landfall.

Geomni’s fixed-wing aircraft were in the skies immediately after Michael passed through Florida. The imagery capture teams flew thousands of miles and worked tirelessly in the days following Hurricane Michael – capturing imagery, processing it, and publishing it to Geomni Web Viewer, a web-based portal that allows users to view pre and post-storm imagery. Ortho and oblique aerial imagery were processed and available in Geomni Web Viewer within 12 hours of initial imagery capture.

High-resolution imagery and data from Geomni keep insurance adjusters safely on the ground by providing roof and parcel measurements and enabling damage assessments – all without climbing on a ladder. Insurance claims handling is further sped up, as all Geomni imagery and data integrate directly into Xactimate, Xactware’s industry-leading estimating platform.

New tools, like Geomni Image-to-Scope, can also be used in Xactimate for improved claims resolution – all resulting in faster restoration for insurance customers.

Geomni pre-storm baseline imagery and post-Hurricane Michael ortho and oblique imagery is available with Geomni Roof and Geomni Property data packages in Xactimate and XactAnalysis. Verisk customers can contact their account executive to receive free access to post-hurricane within the Geomni Web Viewer platform.

Learn more at Geomni.net.

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About Geomni
Geomni, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is centered around an address- and location-based database of property-related analytics. Using the latest remote sensing and machine learning technologies, Geomni gathers, stores, processes, and delivers geographic and spatially referenced information relating to residential and commercial structures. Property professionals can use the data to help determine scope of damage, discover hazards, assess risk, perform valuations, and much more. Our property analytics database supports a number of critical tools that protect people, property, and financial assets. Learn more at www.geomni.net.