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

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