CNN breaks out Facebook Live drone footage for Louisiana floods

Eye in the sky looking over devastating flooding in Louisiana

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CNN is stepping up their reporting game by using a drone to cover the devastating floods in Louisiana. They’re not only putting the drone in the sky, they’re streaming it live for viewers to watch on Facebook Live. This Facebook Live drone footage is eerie, yet captivating to watch.

Here is what they had to say:

“We’re flying a drone over Louisiana flooding where swollen rivers and rising floodwaters have displaced tens of thousands of people and prompted a state of emergency. (No audio)”

Streaming live footage from a drone via Facebook Live is a relatively new phenomenon since recent technology advancements in higher compressed, deliverable video over Facebook and other platforms right to users’ devices.

Drone footage over LouisianaWe’re flying a drone over Louisiana flooding where swollen rivers and rising floodwaters have displaced tens of thousands of people and prompted a state of emergency. (No audio)

Posted by CNN on Monday, August 15, 2016

The CNN drone is capturing devastating flood waters from deadly storm that forced 20,000 people to be rescued and six have died. The deaths included people in East Baton Rouge Parish, two in St. Helena Parish and two in Tangipahoa Parish.

The storm moved west into Texas before pivoting northeast and now it’s headed to the Midwest.

The CNN Facebook Live drone video shows empty homes, desolate neighborhoods and eerily quiet streets filled with water. It offers viewers unprecedented access to the destruction while keeping crews safe and allowing them to survey the damage from the sky.

Facebook Live drone footage is becoming popular

Never before could you get such instantaneous news updates than with features like Facebook Live, Periscope, Twitter and much more.

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Facebook Live has become hugely popular for your mobile device, but now it’s moving to drones (Image: Facebook)

The power of being able to produce Facebook Live drone video is in DJI’s app (you need a DJI drone in order to do so).

The newly updated DJI Go app is available for iOS and Android.

The drones that will support Facebook Live include the company’s high-end Inspire drones and Phantom 3 and new Phantom 4.

The addition of Facebook Live support furthers DJI’s drone live streaming platforms. DJI drones can also live stream to Periscope and YouTube.

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