Google Now will be offering flood alerts in India through its Google Public alerts. The company stated the users will get flood alerts with river level information for over 170 areas in which Central water commission has active observations stations.
Google stated the alerts will be available on Google web search, Google Maps and show up in for of Google Now cards in Google app. Users can also find details by searching on the public alerts homepage, on phone and computers. On clicking the alerts, users will be provided information with hazards related details which will also include map and expected timeline and tips to stay safe.
Google’s public alerts show relevant official weather, public safety and earthquake alerts to offer people the information they require to make informed decision in crisis time.
Google emphasized that this information at the correct time will be critical to make arrangements to ensure people and their livelihood are secured.
“We’re thankful to the Central Water Commission for making their flood alerts available as well as the India Meteorological Department for their cyclone alerts. By making critical and life-saving information more widely available to people around India, we want to help more people prepare for natural disasters, and hopefully protect more lives together,” said Payal Patel, Product Manager, and Kiran Bapna, Head, New Business Development, Google India.