Internet behemoth, Google Inc. has plunged into action to offer alerts on floods and natural disasters in India. The tech giant, Google will also offer emergency services during the situations of natural calamities. This initiative by Google reminds us of Google’s unofficial slogan, “Don’t be evil!”. This initiative was taken by Google to help people around the world at the time of natural disasters and calamities. “Users in India can now find ‘flood alerts’ along with ‘river level’ information for more than 170 areas in which the Central Water Commission (CWC) has active observation stations,” Google said in a statement.
Google provides these flood alerts via Google Web Search, Google Public Alerts Portal and Google Maps. The services and offers can be accessed on both desktop and mobile devices. The alerts will be created and publicized based on the data shared by the CWC. Google product manager Payal Patel said that “Timely information is the first step in disaster preparedness and has the potential to save thousands of lives lost to natural disasters each year,”. Google , since it’s formation have been actively taking part in social welfare activities making millions of lives better. Google.Org helps organizations, companies and people around the world who are constantly striving for making this world a better place.
By offering these flood alerts, Google is aimed at saving and helping people at the time of natural disasters and calamities. These flood alerts will notify and help people around the country in making agile and quick decisions at the time of natural disasters. Google has introduced Cyclone Alerts in 2015 to notify people in India about cyclones and natural calamities. These Cyclone Alerts give detailed information about the hazards, precautionary measures, timeline and tips to stay safe.
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