Thursday, June 27, 2013

Floods in Uttarakhand, India - Helpful resources provided by Google

Widespread flood damage continues to ravage Uttarakhand, India.

In respect of Uttarakhand flood Google provides short summary of resources relating to relieft and rescue efforts in the Uttarakhand on Google Maps
Google Map is available at following link http://www.google.org/crisisresponse/uttarakhand-flood-2013.html
Information on Control Rooms - Contact Information , Rescued people lists, Cleared rescue zones, People Stranded, Medical Centers, Relief camps, Shelters, Road Information, Mobile Access Locations and Donation Dropoff Locations are available at this link.
 
Google also provides Google Person Finder
helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters.
With this You can help people find each other in the aftermath of a disaster:
  • Embed Google Person Finder in your site
  • Download data from Google Person Finder
  • Upload data into Google Person Finder
Google create Person Finder: 2013 Uttarakhand Floods

Where you can request status via SMS by sending an SMS to 9 77 33 00 000 with the message Search person-name.
For example, if you are searching for Jayanth, send the message Search Jayanth