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Seeing into the Hurricane for Fast, Safe Recovery

In October 2018, Hurricane Florence was bearing down on the North Carolina coast, directly into the heart of CSX's east coast network. The organization's highest priorities were keeping its staff and communities safe, both during and post-hurricane, while getting operations back to full production. Hundreds of damage assessments were collected from drone imagery and visual observations. This provided unprecedented responsiveness to safety concerns and recovery efforts, eliminated wasted time spent in areas undamaged, and allowed operations to return to safe and full performance in the least amount of time.