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Resources for Victims of Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines

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The Government of the Philippines is leading a major emergency rescue, evacuation and response operation in southern Philippines following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Washi, known locally as Sendong.

Read the initial Report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (covering the period of December 16 – 18, 2011):
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/fullreport_171.pdf

Several resources are available from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Resource Center about the health impacts of flooding, including disease risks and worker and responder safety information:
http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/floods.html .

The National Library of Medicine has also activated a People Locator: https://pl.nlm.nih.gov/sendong .

Google has created a Person Finder, available in English and Filipino:

Person Finder, English: http://www.google.org/personfinder/sendong?lang=en
Person Finder, Filipino: http://www.google.org/personfinder/sendong?lang=fil

[Photo credit: washingtonpost.com]

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