A Florida lady had the ability to send out help to her storm-trapped loved ones, after finding their call for aid on a satellite picture of Typhoon Michael‘s damage

Amber Gee informed ABC News on Wednesday that she left with her 2 kids the day after the cyclone hit, and figured her loved ones in Youngstown, Florida did the very same.

However when she searched for her granny’s address on satellite maps launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, she saw the word “ASSISTANCE” defined in downed trees on the yard.

Gee then utilized the images to get assist from regional police, who sent out teams to clear the method to the house at around 2 a.m. on Sunday.

“Obviously they needed to cut through a great deal of downed trees to arrive,” Gee informed ABC.

At your home, they discovered Gee’s auntie, uncle, and a household buddy hunching down. Gee’s granny, who remains in her 80 s, had actually left prior to the storm.

In a Facebook post, which we saw on U.S.A. Today, Bay County Emergency situation Solutions called the story “a fish story of how individuals are collaborating in this scenario.”

Since Monday, 18 individuals have actually been verified dead in Typhoon Michael. That number is anticipated to grow with lots still missing out on in the hardest-hit town of Mexico Beach.