When Hurricane Michael came ashore at Mexico Beach, Florida on October 10, 2018 it was a monster, having rapidly intensified to major hurricane status from a tropical depression in just three short days. At the time of landfall, just a few miles up US 98 from Mexico Beach the Panama City Police Department was hosting a vital piece of software utilised by local law enforcement agencies across the state which is utilised by 200 law enforcement department across Florida. The so-called Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) is used to electronically submit around 225,000 crash reports and millions of citations to local county clerks each year. Without the software, citations and reports would have to written by hand and personally submitted.
Read how R&E networking saved the day in the latest In The Field blog post.