Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two New Google Crisis Response Webpages

In addition to their work during the Bangkok floods of 2011, the Google Crisis Response Team assisted during the recent flood disasters in the US and the Philippines.

The Tropical Storm Isaac map combined information about the path of the storm (past and future) with weather data and recovery resources (e.g. evacuation routes, locations of shelters). The map contained YouTube videos about the storm and high resolution repeat photography for long sections of the Gulf Coast. 2304-hurricane-isaac

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The Philippines page includes a Person Finder. Users can either look for a certain person or contribute information about a person’s status. Similar to the other disasters, the Philippines page also showed maps of the flood extent and locations to get help.

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