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VIDEO: Drone footage captures Paradise devastation

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A drone has been used to capture the devastation caused by wildfires in Paradise, California. The UAV has given viewers around the world an understanding of the scale of damage, not accessible from the ground. The images show how a district which, until a few weeks ago  was inhabited by 27,000 people, has been completely destroyed. According to the report from BBC News, 50 people have so far died from the catastrophe and 100 people remain missing. It goes on to describe how officials dealing with the incident have said it will need a complete rebuild. Watch the footage captured
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Court expected to approve drone port emergency operations agreement

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Smith County Commissioners Court in Tyler, Texas will approve an agreement with Tyler Company and Phirst Technologies to allow a drone and a port to be located at the emergency operations centre. Kept in a secure location, the device will be used for early testing of the drone and port for first-responder use. Set to take between six and ten months, officials working on the programme have confirmed the testing will be done within FAA part 107 rules for drones. All information and data generated during the testing period will be property of Phirst Technologies which will be used to
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