Users in other countries have had access to Google’s public alerts for weather warnings and other critical public information through its Google Public Alerts platform since as early as January of last year. Now, Google has teamed up with Public Safety Canada and Environment Canada to roll out the feature in Canada, bringing severe weather alerts in both English and French to users through Google Search, Google Maps, and the Google Public alerts website. Users on Android will also be able to receive the alerts through Cards that automatically appear in Google Now:
We couldn’t have launched Public Alerts in Canada without Public Safety Canada and Environment Canada. Their meteorological data will ensure our users are notified of severe weather when relevant. We also appreciate their commitment to open data standards such as the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).
For more information, or to see all active public alerts, visit our homepage at www.google.org/publicalerts. If you are a data provider, we also provide instructions here that will help you get your emergency data ready for Google Public Alerts.
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