The ability for inspectors to document debris from the safety of their vehicle is paramount. Additionally, these observations are GPS stamped so those individuals coordinating cleanup efforts know exactly how much debris is in various areas.
Project inspectors using HeadLight provide more insightful and consistent data, complete with tagged timelines and location metadata. The resulting DWRs are then system generated using daily observations, eliminating clerical and transcription errors and reducing administrative burden. The agency estimates HeadLight use results in 117,000 hours per year savings in productivity and a DWR submission rate improvement up to 77%! All of these efficiencies mattered a lot before hurricane season but are absolutely essential now.
Be it wilder weather, increasing droughts, hurricanes, or even global pandemics, the message 2020 is sending us is clear: the more we innovate to cope, the easier it will be for us to overcome challenges.