— The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is assessing damage to the southeastern U.S. at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The NGA team deployed to Summerville, South Carolina, to assist Virginia Task Forces 1 and 2 with search and rescue efforts. The team consists of two NGA geospatial intelligence analysts and two expeditionary support team members equipped with an unclassified satellite communications system, workstations, plotters and printers.
Under the direction of the FEMA Red Incident Support Team, the NGA team will provide on-site tailored support and serve as liaisons to NGA headquarters for additional requirements.
FEMA has also asked NGA to provide flood and damage assessments in and around the South Carolina cities of Charleston, Columbia, Beaufort, Quinby, and Orangeburg, and Savannah, Georgia.