Google launches crisis tools to assist the Philippines

The tools include Google Person Finder, an app that allows you to find details on people you know and leave details about yourself, and a relief map that  provides updates on shelters and other information from the disaster zone.

Google announced today it has launched crisis tools to help gather and relay information to do with the devastation wrought by a powerful typhoon in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) left a trail of destruction over the weekend, with officials fearing that up to 10,000 people may have died.

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