On August 4th 2020 a vast mushroom cloud hung over the city of Beirut, created by a colossal explosion in the city’s port. With nearly 200 people dead, and over 6,000 injured, this has now been classified as one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a dock-side warehouse.
At Geospatial Insight we are continually growing our client base, particularly in the insurance sector where the use of drones is a key component of our rapid post-loss assessment and risk management solutions. Aligned to this strategy of continually improving our drone-related expertise we have recently completed an investment in one of the UK’s leading commercial drone companies – FireFLY AI.
Between Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank, the month of December 2015 was Britain’s wettest in history. Additional records for peak river flow and heaviest single-day rainfall were also endured. The resultant flooding caused damages of an estimated £5 billion and subjected the weary residents of Northern England to dozens of flood warnings and road closures.