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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Google Maps and Weather Alerts

I just found out Google offers weather alerts on Google Maps
What is Google Public Alerts?


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’re starting by showing 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) when you search on Google Maps.


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 better decisions in times of crisis.


This is a new product and we’re learning all the time about when and how we should show this important information. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll see every alert when searching on Google Maps we’re doing our best to show what’s important when you need it, and hope that Google Public Alerts is a useful additional source of information. We’re working hard to improve what you see and appreciate your feedback which you can provide using the “Feedback” links on alert details pages and on www.google.org/publicalerts.










Info taken from Google Public Alerts:


Here is a link to my states current weather alerts http://www.google.org/publicalerts/?hl=en&gl=US#q&v=37.347544,-83.67103,36.789803,-84.555429&z=10

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