Over a dozen people were killed in floodwaters caused by torrential rains that swept across the Philippine island of Luzon, according to Bloomberg, which brought the city of Manila to its knees and forced 130,000 to leave their homes yesterday.

Google Person Finder, an open source web application created by volunteer Google engineers in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, provides a forum and registry for survivors and those affected by natural disasters. Google now offers the people-tracking tool to folks in the Philippines to help find loved ones or to post and search for related information. As Google noted, the tool is embeddable and available in Filipino.

Check it out: Finder — 2012 Philippines Floods

Related articles

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author