27 Jan '12, 5pm

Google Maps Adds Emergency Alerts

Google Maps Adds Emergency Alerts

Google has announced Google Public Alerts , a platform designed to bring you relevant emergency alerts when you're searching on Google. If a major storm is headed your way, Google wants to be your go-to information source. The Google Crisis Response team wants to alert users about when a storm will strike, how bad will it be, and what resources are available to help in the current situation. Assuming you have cell service or Internet access during a major weather event, the emergency information will be available online with easy to use online tools. Google has teamed up with several weather, public safety, and national foundations such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with all their data being accessible online the moment it hits any one of their sites. For example, if ...

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