"Texas military officials are begging Texan drone pilots to get their gadgets out of the sky, because they’re interfering with rescues.'#ALERT: We are seeing civilian drones that pose EXTREME risks to our rescue pilots and crews in high need areas,' the Texas Military Department tweeted from an account that links to the official site, which represents the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard."
But on the other hand...
"We’ve all seen plenty of heartbreaking images from Texas this weekend, as vicious floods continue to destroy lives and property in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. But some of the most chilling footage has been taken from the sky, as hobby drones in the region document the devastation that’s still taking place.
Modern technology like social media and smartphone cameras now bring images of natural disasters to people around the world in an instant. And with this decade’s rise of drones, the bird’s eye view has become nearly as ubiquitous as any other."
So to document the flood, drones are almost essential. But they can get in the way of rescue flights. What to do? Coordination seems to be the only way around that. I'm not sure the best way has been found yet.
and here is Forbes.com weighing in.