We all are aware of the situation that Kerala is going through in this rough time. The state of Kerala is in the focus of dealing with the worst floods ever after unyielding rains, and the toll on human life as well as property has been tremendous.
During the last count, 147 human lives had been lost in seven days. This just seems to be the latest chapter in what seems to be a continual recitation steam of natural disasters, both in India and around the world.
In this rough situation, it is important that we make sure that we are of some help to the people in Kerala who are devastated by the merciless flood situation they are in on. Google has activated the Person Finder tool for Kerala, which can be very useful if you need to find a loved one who you are unable to connect with at this time or report any information you may have about a missing person. The Google Person Finder page is currently activated for the Kerala floods and the Japan rains. The page also suggests that Person Finder is tracking around 14,800 records, at the time of writing this.
There are also various donation camps running under government umbrella which can be used to pool money for survivors in Kerala. From Kerala, we saw numerous tweets too from people who were stuck in homes and schools, calling out for help, by sharing their location and coordinates. Rescue teams, who may be monitoring particular keywords and hashtags at that time, would be able to detect the location quickly. With WhatsApp, it is more of the community, the people you may know or the people who may be in your locality, coming together to help, inform and support.
So, make the maximum use of technology and help the people of Kerala in this situation of a natural disaster.