Meteorological & Geological Events
In the early summer months of 2015, Texas experienced a significant increase in rainfall which resulted in the flooding of major cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin and other smaller areas in South Texas. One city that was severely affected by the flooding events was Wimberley, TX; a small town south of Austin. The severe flash-flood’s led to the catastrophic loss of life and displacement of families and their homes along the banks of the Blanco River. As an unwavering commitment to our state and community, UAI quickly mobilized within 3 hours to support search and recovery efforts to those in need. While the chance of recovering victims was a remote possibility, the value provided to ground search teams was immediately realized. UAI provided accurate, real-time mapping information of the destroyed river banks allowing teams to narrow search efforts and save hours navigating the severely devastated surrounding terrain.