Google Announces a Public Alerts Platform

Google has launched a new service called Google Public Alerts. The service has been integrated into search giant’s current Google Maps. With this new platform, users will be able to get up-to-date information on emergency messages, including hurricane and storm warnings.

This new platform will help Google to provide users information regarding weather, safety and earthquake alerts, all across the United States, utilizing the content provided by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Users will be able to look for key terms and locations to find out more about what is happening in their area. One such example is provided by the search giant in the form of flood warnings in Indiana, where users will get a list of warnings throughout the state. Once user clicks on any of the warning, he will get detailed information on the location, the severity of the threat and what action should be required by user to stay safe.

The Google’s new platform offers a centralized and easy-to-access site with the latest on all of the current alerts in the United States. If a user wants to remain up-to-date with all of the public alerts, he can visit the website.

However, it is important to note here that Google Public Alerts is not available for all the cities across the United States. But we assume that with the expansion of partnerships, the platform will provide data about more cities.

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