Uttarakhand, in Northern India has been ravaged by floods with around 150 feared dead and more than 15,000 stranded according to the latest statistics. As the government of India battles to save lives, Google is doing its bit to help people by launching a web application called People Finder, a temporary tool set up to help people find their missing friends or relatives.
The tool is very easy to use and just like the Google homepage sports a Spartan UI. There are two buttons, one to find a missing person and the other to share information on some person. If you need to search for someone, you click on the green box and any information relating to that person will show up on the results. If you need to share some information, you click on the blue box and you type in the name of the person and the information that you may on them. All the information shared through this tool is available to the public and shared with press agencies, NGOs and others to help keep the database up-to-date.
Google has also shared the emergency numbers listed on the National Disaster Management Authority, and people can call on the following numbers to get an update.
Uttarkashi: (+91) 1374-226461
Chamoli: (+91) 1372-251437, 9411352136
Rudraprayag: (+91) 1364-233727, 9412914875
Tehri: (+91) 1376-233433, 9411548090
Kedarnath: (+91) 1364-233727
Control Room (Uttarakhand): (+91) 135-2710334, 9557444486
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