Google has activated a public alert system to give flood information across 170 areas in India: Google has taken initiatives and are already providing alerts to more than 170 areas which are flood prone. These areas are receiving the alerts as well as informations related to floods via Google Maps as well as Google Now. After so many natural disasters, particularly floods, that the country was a victim of, Google is now taking steps to build a better future for Android.
The valuable public alert system that Google has started, is provide a lot of essential information regarding the water levels. Google is working in collaboration with the Flood forecasting network of India to spread awareness and important information regarding water levels. Since Google is involved in the access of these informations, they are being made available in the various Google apps like Google Now, Google Maps as well as the Google Public Alert. The homepage itself carries a lot of information.
On the Indian Google blog, Payal Patel and Kiran Bapna, the profuct manager and the head of the business development respectively, stated that they are grateful to the Central Water Commission for letting them broadcast the alerts regarding floods for all the users. They also thanked the Indian Meteorological Department for allowing them to provide alerts related to cyclones.
They also posted several things on the blog related to how to minimize damage during natural disasters and prepare themselves better. Their main objective lies in the protection of lives by communicating in a better manner through the Internet services.
Google takes initiatives and follows steps to make important information available to the people so that they can deal with such disasters in a better manner. They provide critical informations which are life saving and highly beneficial.
Facebook has also brought in the safety check measures by which you can mark yourself safe and let people know of you are in and around the affected place. After the floods in Chennai as well as the earthquake in Manipur, people should be enlightened about essential informations regarding natural disasters.