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

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



1. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

LOL great title

2. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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?

4. nicknack84

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It's because she ran over a pedestrian.

3. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

5. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Bravo Daniel P., great title to the article.

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

7. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

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