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Making critical information more accessible in times of disaster
Making critical information more accessible in times of disaster

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First satellite imagery of #ChennaiRains, from DigitalGlobe We hope to have more in coming days, including from our Skybox Imaging satellites.

Explore the Crisis Map: http://goo.gl/M8i738
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#ChennaiFloods: We've set up a landing page aggregating, links to safety advice, crowdsourced lists of needs and conditions, and helpful phone numbers, and more.

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We've updated our Crisis Map to cover flooding in South Carolina, USA. There's a layer of road closures from SCDOT, two satellite images, American Red Cross shelter info, and more.  #SCflood  

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Our Japan team is responding to widespread flooding from Tropical Storm #Etau with Person Finder, road closure info, and aerial imagery at g.co/saigai
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We're monitoring the refugee situation in Europe and evaluating a range of responses. We appreciate the compassion and concern that has led many to ask us to launch a Person Finder instance; out of concern for the safety of the displaced, we have decided not to do so at the present time.

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Improving Public Alerts for hurricane season

With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in mind, we've launched some improvements to weather forecasts and Public Alerts in Google Search to track storms during this year's U.S. hurricane season. Now, when you search the web for information about particular storms or tornadoes, you may see:

* A map showing your location in relation to the oncoming storm
* Visualizations of its forecasted track, wind severity and arrival time, courtesy of NOAA
* Concise instructions for preparing and staying safe, customized for the estimated intensity of the storm and its arrival time relative to your location, from FEMA and ready.gov

#katrina10 #erika

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The +Skybox Imaging satellite took a picture of Tianjin, China, after the explosion. Compare to earlier photo on left. Higher-res and KML at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxEeOqcjSE5ufnhaeGQyUlRoSVl2VDByOEU4QU90SGlhWGc4RFRub2pLa3doSVlpMHNlOGs&usp=sharing
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We're tracking flooding in Myanmar. The same clouds that brought the rains make it hard to get clear photography; here are the first photos. http://goo.gl/feM7Kd
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Personfinder is active for the  Nepal quake Person Finder for Nepal quake http://goo.gl/x2iH69 .

Search is available through SMS: text "search <name>" to 6040 in Nepal. +91-9773300000 in India, +1-6508003978 in USA .

Call loved ones in Nepal for 1 cent per minute

To help people communicate with friends and loved ones in Nepal, we’re reducing the cost of calls through Google Voice into the country for the next week from 19 cents to 1 cent (that’s 0.01 USD, with similar cost in other supported currencies) per minute.  We chose 1 cent, instead of making calls free, to prevent spammers from abusing our systems and possibly adding more load to the already stretched Nepalese telephone network.

If you don’t have a Google Voice number, you can make calls at this reduced rate using the Hangouts Dialer (http://goo.gl/Fxv5WK) on an Android phone, or through your computer (http://goo.gl/Qw7JZL), from most places around the world (http://goo.gl/teHdiO)

Already, people in Nepal with a data connection can use Hangouts or Gmail to call phones in the U.S. and Canada for free, while calls to India are 1 cent per minute.  Voice or video calls between Google accounts are always free.  Please note that telecom infrastructure has been impacted in the country, so lines may be busy or unavailable at times.
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