Geomni, a Verisk business, has initiated operations to capture aerial imagery in Marshalltown, Iowa, and the surrounding areas after tornadoes caused damage to several buildings.
Over two dozen tornadoes were tracked in Iowa on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Marshalltown, located in central Iowa, was one of the hardest hit areas. According to multiple news reports, a tornado damaged parts of the downtown area, including multiple historic buildings, even knocking the top off of the Marshalltown County Courthouse clock tower.
To aid insurance carriers with the restoration efforts, Geomni fixed-wing aircraft equipped with remote sensing technology will capture both orthogonal and oblique imagery to assess damage severity for Marshalltown and the surrounding areas. Post-tornado imagery for roofs and properties in the area, along with previously captured pre-storm imagery, will be available shortly.
Geomni will continue to monitor the situation in Iowa and surrounding states, and conduct additional imagery capture missions as needed.
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.