Sure you’ve heard about how flood had overwhelmed the India state of Tamil Nadu, which claimed the lives of over 500 people, displacing about 2million more as at the end of 2015.
Google just made it known that it will display flood alerts in its apps and sites for users in the country. According to Google, it will use the data provided by the Central Water Commission (CWC) to grant users the ability to track floods and have useful information about river levels for over 170 areas which have been observed by the agency in India. Flood alerts across India will now be displayed along with timeline and tips which would help users to stay safe.
These alerts will be spotted in search results on Google Maps, Google Now Cards and Google public Alerts homepage. Google had previously issued alerts for cyclones in India, and hurricane in the United states as at 2014 through its services, and now Flood alerts, again in India. How nice.
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