Cochin, Aug 17: Search engine giant Google has launched its 'Person Finder' application in India to help offer information on missing people in flood-affected Kerala. Google Person Finder helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters.
All data entered into Google Person Finder is available to the public and searchable and accessible by anyone. Google does not review or verify the accuracy of the data. The standard Google Terms of Service apply to all users of Google Person Finder.
Google's Person Finder can be used by anyone from a PC or mobile phone.
1. Enter the URL (http://g.co/pf) on Google Person Finder homepage and choose the disaster name.
2. If you have information on someone who is reported as missing, then click [I have information about someone] link .
3. Now to search the relevant person enter his/her name ans then click 'search the person'.
4. Finally, you can check the safety information of the person.
The incessant rains and floods continued to wreak havoc in Kerala with the death toll due to the worst flooding in nearly a century crossing 100. Many are feared missing.
Pathanamthitta district in central Kerala continued to be the worst affected in the last 24 hours as thousands of people are trapped in their homes in the towns of Ranni, Aranmula and Kozhencherry.
Cochin International Airport
Submerged area near Cochin International Airport after monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery reportedly suspended operations till Saturday due to rains and floods. (PTI Photo)
People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018. (PTI Photo)
A person stands near submerged trucks on a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Heavy rainfall in Kochi
People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018. PTI photo