Google is going to notifications of emergency situations show up in search results and Maps
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In the case of emergencies Google in the future warnings to show in its search engine and maps app Google Maps.
The company introduces Tuesday will feature EMERGENCY Alerts, those people instructions must be able to give in a crisis.
In the Google search engine will in an emergency, news articles, maps and official updates appear, above the ‘normal’ search results. Google Maps is a striking icon on the map is displayed. By clicking on more information will be displayed.
Smartphone users get the Google app will automatically receive a notification when an SOS Alert is triggered. The notifications will be activated when major natural disasters. Also, people who search on Google for such disasters, but outside the disaster zone, the information from the SOS Alerts can consult.
To create the feature worked Google more with the Red Cross and federal relief agency FEMA. The Dutch government has a system to alert people in emergencies: NL-Alert.
Also Facebook has a special rampenfunctie, which makes it possible to to friends to let them know that you are safe.