India and the neighboring countries have seen quite a lot of natural calamities in past few years. A few notable among them being the Uttarakhand Flood, Nepal Earthquake, Chennai flood etc.
In an order to provide assistance on such disasters, Google has come up with a solution to use Google Maps and Google now at such times to provide alerts related to weather and the people affected by the disaster.
Google has tied up with flood forecasting network of India, which makes Google eligible to get the information about the water level in various rivers and the sea. Also, as Google has all these information now, it’ll be able to provide all such information to users in form of Google now cards and on maps if you are navigating to a flood affected area.
The announcement was made public at Google’s official blog. Google thanked the Indian authorities to provide the information about the rivers and any possible cyclone. Google will now start marking the affected areas and at the time of any emergency, extensive alerts will be sent to people in those areas or people navigating to those areas.
Recently, during Chennai Floods and Manipur earthquake, Facebook had activated safety check, which was largely appreciated by the affected people and the relatives across the globe. Google seems to do the same in a better and more advanced way.