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Google implements in Colombia its Public Alert System and Crisis Map for Natural Disasters

Colombia

We already have the Google system in Colombia that allows us to obtain relevant information when a catastrophe or natural disaster occurs. Google Crisis Response It has been instrumental in many key moments in recent years, and they now have the Public Alerts and Crisis Map system available in that country.

The idea is to allow us to be aware of before, during and after tropical storms, hurricanes, floods or landslides, extreme weather events that will be monitored so that they do not affect as much as they could if we do not have something like this available 24 hours a day.

They have collaborated with the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) and the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) to obtain the necessary data to build the site, something that can be done from google.org/crisismap/ Colombia.

The first country in Latin America to have the system, a system that, until now, was only available in Australia, the United States, Japan and Taiwan.

We can configure the system to receive adequate alerts at the time we need. The platform locates our position and is able to warn us, while we are searching on Google or Google Maps, if something is happening, or will happen, around us.

In addition to the details of the problem, we can add layers with shelters and help centers, as well as centers specialized in attending to emergency zones.