Google Public Alerts

What we do

Being prepared is just as important as knowing what to do in a crisis. Google Public Alerts provide a warning before disasters cause damage, and information on how to stay safe.

For providers of emergency alert data, Google offers tools, instructions, and support for delivering industry-standard warnings and recommendations, to the right people, at the right time.

Google Public Alerts are integrated with Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Now.

If you search for a place where there is a relevant active alert, or from within an affected area where there's a relevant active alert, you'll see a warning, and a link to click through to find out more information.

Local updates on Google Maps

If you're searching Maps on desktop or mobile, you'll get relevant alerts for that area. The Google Maps for Mobile app can also display a warning notification if there is a relevant alert nearby.

Notifications on Google Now

If there's a relevant active alert for your local area, you'll receive a notification to let you know what's going on, and where.