Google has recently released the person finder service for rendering assistance to the victims of Philippines super typhoon Haiyan. Google has offered a helping hand to the super Typhoon Yolanda victims to find the hurt and lost people who are affected in the typhoon.
If you are looking for your relative in these affected regions, specifically in Tacloban City, the app Google Person Finder is of great help to you. The facility can be utilised by people who need info about the victims. This will help them in getting notified about the person you are looking for. It also features a mobile version too. You can send a request for a search through SMS also. For global subscribers, the message number is 2662999 and for SMART subscribers, the number is 4664999, for Sun subscribers, the message number is 22020999 or +16508003977.
For instance, if you are looking for James, send the message to the above-mentioned numbers as “Search James”. In the meantime, PNRC also released the Social Facilities Restoring Family Links as well as tracing Amenities. PNRC stated if you are in search of a friend or family member, you can contact their social services restoring family links and tracing services, call 09175328500.
Many people from the Philippines claim that it has got quite difficult to track their friends and relatives in the infected areas as the communication lines have been removed. Super typhoon Haiyan has killed more than 10000 deaths and caused damage to properties worth millions.
As per the recent news from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, more than 9497,897 people from 455 towns, 49 cities covering 41 states have been affected so far. Damage calculated amounted to Php 138.5 million in total (infrastructure damage amounted to 13.79 and agricultural damage amounted to Php 125 million)