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September 7, 2017

After Harvey, insurance adjusters bring in drones

  • The drone cameras are linked to a phone app, allowing adjusters to take measurements and shoot high-definition photos and videos — all in one trip.
    Associated Press

    WINDSOR, Conn. — Insurance adjusters are bringing more drones with them than ever before as they head to Texas to assess the damage from Harvey.

    Companies are using the drones on a much larger scale to record images, save time and spare human adjusters from venturing into potentially unsafe areas. Insurers have increased their fleets since the Federal Aviation Administration eased some restrictions a year ago, and tried them out in areas of the southeastern U.S. hit by Hurricane Matthew last October.

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