Hurricane Florence: Critical Tracking and Data Flow for Forecasters and First Responders

Tracking major weather events like Hurricane Florence is critical to national preparedness, response and restoration.

Peraton experts helped predict the intensity and path of Hurricane Florence via 24 x 7 operational support of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series (GOES-R) Ground System. Complex configuration management and telemetry, tracking, and command of the GOES-16 satellite ensured uninterrupted critical data flow to NOAA’s weather centers making it possible for weather forecasters and first responders to issue warnings and strategize and implement humanitarian aid and rescue operations.

Following the torrential rainfall and extreme flooding, Peraton unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) experts deployed to assist the U.S. Navy on rescue and recovery efforts of affected area waterways. Using UUVs equipped with camera and sonar technology, the Peraton team supported mobile diving and salvage units to detect and clear obstructions in harbors, piers, and waterways from Charleston, SC to Norfolk, VA.

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