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Google Public Alerts For Taiwan Highlights Need For Open Source Data About Disasters

Jul 12, 2013, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Taiwan is bracing for Typhoon Soulik, which is scheduled to hit the island country late Friday. The arrival of the storm–now classified as a super typhoon–coincides with Google’s launch of Public Alerts for Taiwan yesterday. Severe weather alerts for typhoons and floods, and evacuation instructions if necessary, will appear on the page as well as on Google Search, Google Maps and Google Now on smartphones.

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