Google Maps gets disaster alerts, warns you about Lindsay Lohan public appearance
The so-called Google Public Alerts service is subscribed to the National Weather Service, US Geological Survey, and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for a full picture of what might happen where, for how long and with what severity, as well as the likeliness of its occurrence.
Most of the Google Maps emergency alerts are currently only available in the US, but, as with most Google services, they will probably start rolling out to different countries later on. For now we are still only seeing earthquake warnings for the rest of the world being rolled in.
source: Google via PCMag
2. skymitch89 posted on 26 Jan 2012, 10:21 0
"...and Lindsay Lohan in the area." What's that about? I know she's a disaster, but she's not that bad is she?
3. Giggity posted on 26 Jan 2012, 11:18 2
Lindsay Lohan's not much of a disaster, comparing to Bieber or the Kardashians
6. luis_lopez_351 posted on 26 Jan 2012, 16:50 0
very misleading -____- I was looking forward to stalking her.
7. roscuthiii posted on 26 Jan 2012, 20:46 0
Are they adding a Siri-esque snarkyness to maps or was that just the authors humorous slant?