Google extends helping hand to Philippines typhoon survivors

12 Nov

Creating a Person Finder and Relief Map, the Web giant looks to help people find loved ones, along with food and shelter, in the aftermath of the devastating natural disaster.

by Dara Kerr

The most powerful typhoon ever recorded slammed into the Philippines four days ago leaving mind-boggling destruction in its wake. Not only were homes, city centers, and farms crushed, but also tens of thousands of people are missing and presumed dead, according to The New York Times.

In an effort to help people find loved ones, along with much needed food, shelter, and water, Google launched several tools on its Typhoon Yolanda Crisis Page on Monday (the typhoon is also referred to as Typhoon Haiyan). The idea is to help survivors and emergency responders gather and relay information in the aftermath of the catastrophe.

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