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The Philippines crowd-sources rescue operations

Twitter users swap emergency numbers and rescue information, while documenting the disaster all around them.
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Residents evacuated from their flooded homes in the village of Tumana, Marikina town, in suburban Manila on Aug. 7, 2012, after torrential rains inundated most of the capital. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

It's bad news in the Philippines:

More than 50 people have died over the course of the last 10 days, as a result of heavy rains and flooding. More than 200,000 have been displaced and the capital Manila remains one-third submerged.

But the rains have allowed social media its time to shine. Twitter is abuzz with netizens swapping rescue information and emergency numbers.

Others are simply circulating photos, doing their part to document the disaster.

Here are some tweets from people following the flooding and some still looking for rescue:

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