Kashmir floods: Google chips in with 'person finder' app

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Floods: Google launches 'person finder'
Srinagar,Sept 10: Google has stepped in to help people locate their friends and relatives stranded in the severe floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The internet giant's much-praised app 'person finder' has tied up with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to create a database on the status of stranded and missing people in the state.

Person Finder is an open source web application that provides a registry and message board for anyone looking for an information or anyone who has an information to share on people missing or stranded in a natural calamity.

Multiple agencies are involved in the rescue operations and there was hardly any database on who is alive, missing or dead. With Google's app, the task of getting information on a victim has become relatively easier. The data for the app is provided by NDRF and other agencies involved in the search.

The database can be accessed using the link https://www.google.org/personfinder/2014-jammu-kashmir-floods/  or on mobile phones by sending a text message "search " to the number 9773300000.

Google had launched the app during 2013 Uttarakhand floods too.  It was created by volunteer Google engineers in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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