In India, users can now find flood alerts and related information on Android devices, Google Maps, and Google Search. The technology giant has announced it via a Twitter post. The feature is now developed in collaboration with the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Government of India and the Central Water Commission Official Flood Forecast.
Find details and alerts on possible flooding and the extent of these flood conditions on Android apps, Google Search & Google Maps. Help spread the word so that you and your loved ones can stay safe, informed and prepared.
Users will get alerts about the possible flooding in their areas with this latest feature. For this, users must turn on their device location to get accurate alerts. They can search for the same on Google as well.
Responding to a Twitter user query on how to access the feature, Google India replied, “If you have Android device with location-enabled, then, you will receive notification alerts on your device. You may also check for “your location+ flood” and if there is a possible flood in your region, then you will be able to see the details about it along with its severity and affected areas.
Google announced in its blog post earlier this month that an Android device feature would be deployed to detect earthquakes. Google intends to use Android Earthquake Alerts System using Search. “To begin, we are going to use this technology to show Google Search a quick, precise view of the area affected. The blog entails finding relevant results for your area as well as useful sources for what to do after an earthquake when you check for “earthquake” or “earthquake close to me.”