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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.

Google-Public-Alert

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.

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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2 Responses

  1. Name: zcrowd says:

    thanks for the goodnews boss.. we really need those updates during the stormy seasons, but let us pray that there would be no more typhoons as devastating as yolanda. thanks

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