Google has just announced that it's introducing its flood alerts feature in India. The feature will be available through Google Public Alerts, which is basically a platform that the company uses for disseminating emergency messages.
Clicking on an alert will display related details such as a map, expected timeline, as well as tips on how to stay safe.
"Using data provided by the Central Water Commission (CWC), users can now find flood alerts with river level information for more than 170 areas in which the CWC has active observation stations," the Mountain View, California-based company said in a blog post.
Accessible through both Desktop and mobile, these alerts will be available on the company's web search, Google Maps, Google Now cards in the Google app, as well as on the Public Alerts homepage.