Accela Offers Aid After Tropical Storm Florence

Accela Opens Access to Rapid Damage Assessment Solution for Affected Communities

Tropical Storm Florence (Stuart Rankin / Flickr)

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Florence in the Carolinas, we want to help our customers and all communities who have been impacted. As we have done during and after other natural disasters, Accela is offering every impacted jurisdiction free access to our Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) cloud solution to streamline the inspection efforts necessary to get displaced residents back into their homes quickly and safely.

The RDA cloud solution includes:

  1. Mobile inspections
  2. Bulk Inspection record creation and assignments
  3. Public-facing portal for reporting of RDA results by address and area
  4. Streamlined FEMA relief reporting

Accela was proud to work with the City of New Orleans in a similar relief effort after Hurricane Katrina where the solution played a significant role in decreasing the timeline of New Orleans’ damage assessment work, and we offered access to our Rapid Damage Assessment solution after the hurricanes in Eastern Texas and Florida last year.

If you are a jurisdiction in need of building inspection assistance after Tropical Storm Florence, please contact us at We will work to quickly get your community set up for inspections and help ensure a safe return to the structures that house your most valuable asset, your citizens.

Your community is in our thoughts and its recovery is one of our most important priorities. Let us know if we can help.

— The Accela Team

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Since 1999 Accela has provided market-leading software solutions that empower state and local governments worldwide to build thriving communities, attract and grow businesses, and protect citizens. From planning, building, licensing and permitting, to asset and service request management, finance, environmental health and more, Accela’s SaaS offerings are designed to readily solve government’s biggest challenges with extensive domain expertise built into every solution. Powered by Microsoft Azure, Accela’s open and flexible workflow automation technology helps agencies address specific constituent needs today, while ensuring they are prepared for any emerging or complicated challenges in the future. Accela’s solutions serve more than 80 percent of America’s largest cities. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with additional offices around the world.

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