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Video technology guides Neb. responders to tornado victims

Real-time thermal imaging and GPS transmitted victim's locations to responders miles away from the center of storm


LINCOLN, Neb. — Minutes after two F-4 tornadoes ripped through Pilger, Nebraska, a state patrol helicopter was airborne, transmitting real-time video images a hundred miles away to the emergency operations center in Lincoln.

“When you are watching that in real time, it is a bit eerie,” said NEMA Assistant Director Bryan Tuma.

Tuma said it’s valuable information so they can quickly determine what kind of help is needed.

Read full story: Emergency responders have bird's-eye view of disaster with new technology

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