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April 10 Missouri: Before and After

When they strike heavily populated areas, even smaller tornadoes wreak havoc for homeowners. On April 10, 2013 an F2 category tornado touched down briefly in Hazelwood, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis, damaging more than 100 homes and uprooting trees.

Xactware captured data of St. Louis before tornadoes swept through the area. After the storm, Xactware was in air again and captured images just days after the event. The pre-storm and post-storm images provide a useful comparison of structures affected by the tornadoes.

To see the before and after images, drag the scroll bar across the photo above or, on a mobile device, tap the image. Click the thumbnails to see additional views.

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High-resolution aerial images and data captured before a disaster can be a great aid in the estimating and recovery process. In fact, Xactware images and data packages give professionals the opportunity to start estimating rebuilding costs even before civic authorities allow them into neighborhoods to assess the structures. An estimator can arrive on-site with detailed dimensions, a roof plan, and data about the materials used to build the home. It's an invaluable way to make rebuilding easier and faster for victims of these tragic storms.