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Google Person Finder launched in response to Floods in Acapulco, México

Cross-posted from the Google Latin America Blog

After one of the worst floods in Acapulco, Guerrero, caused by recent tropical storms “Ingrid” and “Manuel” , the Google Crisis Response team has launched Person Finder to help the Mexican port respond to this disastrous situation. 

Person Finder is a web application that allows individuals to post and search for the status of relatives or friends affected by a disaster. This tool allows every user to share useful and important data (name, gender, age, location, photos and more) that helps locate and know about isolated or lost persons.

The site activated for Floods in Acapulco is accessible in English and Spanish all over the globe. Additionally, it allows you to receive notifications for the people you're searching for and to set an expiration date for the record you are uploading. It’s worth noting that Google is not responsible for updating the data and does not make any guarantees about its accuracy. Google Person Finder depends on individual users to update and remove records when no longer relevant. As an open source software platform, response teams and developers may use it in their own sites to contribute to the impact and response in emergency actions. 

Posted By Jack Fermon, Product Specialist

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