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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Lycos, Yahoo offer portals for information on Katrina victims

From ComputerWorld. Please note that at the time I posted this entry, the Yahoo Katrina People Finder was returning an error 404.

Two major Web search companies, Lycos.com and Yahoo.com, have assembled aggregated, fully searchable Web pages that allow people to simultaneously search numerous disaster sites for information on family members, friends and victims who may have been injured or displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Using the specially assembled pages -- Lycos' Search for Missing Persons and Yahoo's Katrina People Finder -- site visitors can type in a person's name and quickly find out if it has been added to survivors' lists, missing persons' databases or to one of dozens of other disaster and emergency information Web sites....

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