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April 22, 2015

Report Details Possible Uses of Drones for American Red Cross Disaster Relief

A new report commissioned by the American Red Cross suggests drones could be used to improve disaster response, The Washington Post reports.

Some possible uses for the technology include broadcasting live video feeds to emergency workers, tracking flood waters, and delivering supplies. The Red Cross likely won't be using drones anytime soon — many questions remain regarding commercial drone regulations and whether donors would support their use.

The study was conducted by a start-up provider of drone services that works with companies, including several of Red Cross's corporate partners.