A drone team captures aerial photos of a derailed train in southeast Texas. Authorities urged nearby residents to evacuate their homes as hazmat crews assessed the damage. The cause of the derailment and the cargo is still unknown.
Drone team captures aerial photos of a derailed train in southeast Texas
The train cars left the track Thursday morning near Mauriceville, close to the Louisiana border, according to the Orange County sheriff’s office. No injuries have been reported. People were urged to evacuate schools, businesses, and homes within a mile of the crash site, reports WBTV.
The Orange County drone team was able to capture these aerial images of the train wreck and shared them on Facebook.
There was a train derailment on the Kansas city Southern track in Mauriceville near the old 62 crossovers. Hazmat crews along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Mauriceville ESD 4 and several other agencies are working together to assess the situation. The schools, businesses, and residents within a mile radias have been asked to evacuate. While everyone a half mile outside of the mile are asked to shelter in place. Chief Manschack has set up a command post near 62 and Hwy 12. The Orange County Drone Unit was able to capture photos from the train wreck. More information will be released as the day progresses.
Flying drones as a career?
If you want to turn your hobby into your career, practice how to fly your drone safely, and learn what it takes to get your Part 107, be sure to check out the excellent training modules from The Drone U.
Stay in touch!
Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.*
Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them here. Support DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income.
* We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.