Google Public Alerts – Important alerts from across the web when and where they are needed most

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 30, 2012

Google Public Alerts is Google’s new platform for disseminating emergency messages such as evacuation notices for hurricanes, and everyday alerts such as storm warnings. We aim to show relevant weather, public safety and earthquake alerts from the US National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey (USGS) when you search on Google Search, Google Maps, and when you activate Google Now on your Android device. Google Public Alerts is a project of the Google Crisis Response team, supported by Google.org, which uses Google’s strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies that address global challenges. We hope Google Public Alerts provides the public with information it needs to make informed decisions in times of crisis.”

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