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Google Maps gets disaster alerts, warns you about Lindsay Lohan public appearance

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Google Maps gets disaster alerts, warns you about Lindsay Lohan public appearance
Emergency alerts about natural disasters have been added to Google Maps, and the company uses more than one source of info for the eventual floods, fires, earthquakes, and Lindsay Lohan in the area.

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

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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 10:04 1

1. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 33; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


LOL great title

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 10:21

2. skymitch89 (Posts: 1075; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


"...and Lindsay Lohan in the area." What's that about? I know she's a disaster, but she's not that bad is she?

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 11:24 3

4. nicknack84 (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


It's because she ran over a pedestrian.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 11:18 2

3. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Lindsay Lohan's not much of a disaster, comparing to Bieber or the Kardashians

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 13:30 1

5. ZayZay (Posts: 560; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Bravo Daniel P., great title to the article.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 16:50

6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


very misleading -____- I was looking forward to stalking her.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 20:46

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1832; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Are they adding a Siri-esque snarkyness to maps or was that just the authors humorous slant?

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