FSU Developing New Tool to Aid Disaster Relief

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Florida State University has some extra cash to help develop a new tool in disaster relief.

The National Science Foundation has awarded FSU professor Mark Horner a $60,000 grant to develop a new mapping system.

It would combine computer and satellite technology to show land conditions following a hurricane. Local Red Cross director officials say the new system would be plus.

"If there are roads out, we need to know about that as quickly as possible so that our logistics team will have the tools they need to give people the directions to get to a location," said local Red Cross director Chris Floyd.

The system is still in its early developmental stages. We'll keep you posted.