Google’s Public Alert now warns Philippines of typhoons
Published at Google Asia Pacific Blog, the company announced that they teamed up with PAGASA to give warning to Filipinos when a typhoon is entering the PAR. The idea is to give people details and tips on what to do as well as where best to go when these calamities happen.
The blog recognizes the fact that our country has been a magnet for storms and typhoons due to its geographical location. Averaging 20 tropical storms per year, we definitely could use some extra help when a typhoon threatens us. This is why Google launched the Public Alerts here in the Philippines to “make accurate and relevant alerts more accessible during typhoon season.”
Google’s Public Alert:
- Typhoon alerts appear on the Google Public Alert page as well as Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Now both on desktop and mobile devices.
- Displays more information like projected area of impact, estimated time of of arrival, and gives tips on what to do to stay safe when notification is clicked (see above photo).
- Google Now displays a card with details on official evacuation plans for those in affected areas.
- Available for both Android and iOS devices.
With this extra tool Filipinos should be a little bit more prepared for upcoming storms. After all, being well-informed is one way we could stay calm during times like these.