Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. We have mapped out the approximate locations of imagery for March, April and May, 2016. The last update we did maps for was this one. There was a minor update since then, but we did not generate maps other than identifying that there was only one image from May at the time and it was of the Fort McMurray wildfire.
March imagery. Red:Recently added imagery. Blue:imagery as of May 10th.
April imagery. Red:Recently added imagery. Blue:imagery as of May 10th.
To view the outlines in Google Earth download this KML file.
On February 23rd, 2016, a tornado struck LaPlace, Louisiana. It was one of an outbreak of 60 tornadoes that struck over two days. It was a relatively mild tornado measuring EF2. The imagery is from April 7th, 2016, so more than a month after the tornado struck.
The path of the tornado. It didn’t leave much of a track visible from this altitude.
Zoom in a bit and notice the blue rooftops marking out that path the tornado took!
Most of the damage seems to have been at least temporarily repairable with blue roof tarpaulins. However, some completely destroyed houses can be seen.
Do any of our readers know why blue is the preferred colour for roof repair tarpaulins?
Be sure to explore it in Google Earth with this KML file.