(CNN)It's still too dangerous in many places for Hurricane Michael evacuees to return home.
But for now, they -- along with their loved ones -- can check on properties ravaged by Hurricane Michael with new aerial imagery from NOAA.
The photos are taken by planes, equipped with cameras, that take images from less than a mile above the devastation. The resulting images are used to observe which areas are the hardest hit, and also helps authorities determine where help needs to go.
"The primary purpose of this imagery is to support emergency response efforts," NOAA spokeswoman Keeley Belva told CNN previously. "Having it available more broadly allows people to check on their property from afar and stay out of harm's way."
The images are very clear, which allows people to not only see if their house is still there, but if it's received roof damage.