Soon, Google Maps will provide important information to people in or near areas affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.
Users will see what Google is calling crisis notification cards detailing the area of effect of the event, and presented options to share the information or their own location with others.
Hurricane crisis notification cards will show a forecast of the storm's trajectory along with times it's predicted to hit specific locations, hopefully giving those in danger time to get out of its path. Cards showing a color-coded shakemap will appear following earthquakes. Both of these will start showing up in the next few weeks on Android, iOS, and desktop and mobile web.
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