On the evening of June 13th, 2018, just minutes after many of the stores at the Arena Hub Shopping Plaza had closed for the evening, a freak storm honed in on Wilkes-Barre PA. An EF-2 Tornado touched down and wreaked havoc to area businesses in a matter of minutes. The Tornado brought winds to bear in excess of 130MPH and caused over $18 million dollars in damage. Luckily most of the businesses near the Wyoming Valley Mall had just closed for the evening. Only 6 minor injuries were reported. The next morning Access Aerial dispatched a drone to assess the damage and captured images of the destruction used by both local and national news outlets.
Aerial view of the damage in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania.
Posted by Access Aerial on Thursday, June 14, 2018
Photos of the Damage
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Access Aerial is the leading aerial drone photography and drone services provider in the Scranton Pennsylvania area. We produce stunning aerial drone photography and video for marketing, advertising and events. Our drone services include 3D modeling, 2D orthomosaic mapping, facilities management, infrastructure inspection , project progression and tracking as well as other construction services via small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Access Aerial is Part 107 Certified, fully insured and has FAA authorization to legally operate over much of the NEPA region. Our fleet includes the latest technology in drone aircraft and our pilots are highly skilled and experienced.
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