Most of the ones that went up early on would have expired today but I noticed this morning they were re-issuing some of them for the area. Still a lot of horrible conditions down there with more flooding due to dams breaking and such.
Yes, I hope the pilot gets an award rather than an FAA fine. Like many who registered, I got a warning email to defer from flying to not conflict the airspace with first responders.
Ironically: It looks like there would not be any responder without the pilot of the DJI sUAS in this case! Instead of banning sUAS pilots, the FAA should engage them to be safe but help with search and rescue. Essentially, crowd source search and rescue with the public, and improve rescue results!