Google Public Alerts is the latest project from Google. It is part of their Google Crisis Response platform.
Google would showcase the latest updates on emergency alerts from around the world. This include information on earthquakes, floods etc.
With today’s launch of Public Alerts on Google Maps, relevant weather, public safety, and earthquake alerts from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey (USGS) will be accessible when you search on Google Maps. For instance, at the time of this post, “Flood Indiana” triggers an alert for a Flood Warning in Northern Indiana.
This is a pretty nice initiative from the company. We hope they expand their collaboration to bodies around the world and make it even more powerful!