In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, I have to say I am humbled by the destruction that this storm has caused in our local community, as well as along the coast of the United States and Haiti. It is heartbreaking to watch the news and see the devastation first hand.
Fortunately I had to leave for work and was able to take my family with me to steer clear of this storm. It was an eerie feeling leaving the place we call home as the roads were empty, the winds were picking up, and we were unsure as to what we were going to come home to. Despite the worry, I did have the opportunity to film a wedding on the lake up near Clemson. It was comforting to step away from the chaos and immerse myself in some camera work.
Returning home was quite a shock. As some of you know, we were unable to gain access to Bluffton and Hilton Head as it was not safe to do so yet. Power lines down and trees hanging on by a limb. It was shocking. I was itching to get back and help as much as I could. We were able to put the drone up in the air to survey some of the damage on Tuesday morning. I captured a bunch of video but personally felt it was not right to release it to the public as so many lost much of their property and livelihood. This was a personal project for me. I can tell you that it was heartbreaking. Seeing the images from the air was quite a shock as docks were swept away and homes were destroyed by trees. It was a much different scene that what I am used to.
With that said, we do make use of two drones for aerial imaging and are certified by the FAA to conduct aerial operations for commercial use. If there is any way we can help survey your home or area of residence, please feel free to call or email us today. We want to be sure that we are a part of rebuilding this island to what it was when we left.