China uses drones to restore communication lines and assess damage after floods

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Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in multiple areas of China last week. Streets quickly turned into rivers and the BBC reported that 200,000 evacuations have taken place due to rising water levels and power outages.

Now China has deployed the Wing Loong 2H emergency relief unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Guizhou and Henan province. The drone was used as a bridge between mobile phones and satellites to temporarily resume communications, so people could contact their relatives and report their situation.

Besides, the drone also performed damage assessments over the affected areas.

South China Morning Post’s video about the flooding:


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