Super Typhoon Haiyan has Filipinos logging online for aid

An article I wrote for Electronic Products.

How Google and Twitter are providing relief after Haiyan tore its way through the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms to ever be recorded on the planet, slammed into the Philippines this morning. As the powerful 200-MPH winds roared across the cluster of islands, 100,000 people took shelter in evacuation centers and hundreds of flights were canceled. TV broadcasts have been filled with warnings and advice, but the Internet is where many people are seeking help.

Google's crowdsourced crisis response map. Image via Mashable.

Google’s crowdsourced crisis response map. Image via Mashable.

As it often does in times of disaster, web giant Google prepared a crowdsourced crisis response map for Filipinos looking to track Haiyan and the destruction it’s caused. The map also shows the landslide and flood-prone areas in the country and includes information on hospitals, evacuation centers and command posts close to the affected areas.

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