Chennai Floods: Google’s Crisis Response Compiles All Relief Info Under One Roof
Even as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Chennai, those affected need all the help that they can get from all corners of society. Google’s crisis response tool that churns out the right information concerning relief operations in times of natural calamity and compiles it together so those affected can get all the info they need under one roof is one such effort.
Google’s crisis response web page describes it as a way to “ensure that the right information is there in these times of need by way of tools that collect and share emergency information, and support first responders in using technology to help improve and save lives.”
As such, the tool has scurried through the Internet and compiled relevant information that is connected to providing relief to victims of the Chennai floods. Information ranging from emergency helpline numbers to crowdsourced flood resources can be found here. Google through its advanced search algorithm ensures all the information you get is right and helpful.
Technology is doing its fair bit to aid those affected by the natural calamity. People are using the #ChennaiRainsHelp hash tag on Twitter to spread the word.
Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to ensure that all possible and help and cooperation will be extended to the people of Chennai in this time of need.
People across Chennai and elsewhere that can help in relief efforts are doing their bit to help those affected. These range from crowdsourced relief centres which are basically areas that have been least affected by the rains where people can go for shelter to people offering mobile recharge so those affected can stay connected. A lot of this is happening through social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.