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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 technology  research  practice

A Technology Tip

  • Technology

Severe weather is a fact of life for Canadians. Thanks to Public Safety Canada, Environment Canada and Google, Google has just announced that Canadians can now receive warnings of drastic weather changes directly to their mobile devices and desktops.
Severe weather notifications for Canada, in English and French, will now appear on the Google Public Alerts page, in Google Search and Google Maps on both desktop and mobile, and in Google Now.
An alert will appear on your desktop or mobile screens when you search for relevant keywords such as flood or with location-based queries like Toronto. On Android devices running Google Now, alerts will appear automatically on Cards.
Here are example alerts in Canada surfaced on Search from a mobile device and Google Maps Mobile:
GWS Mobile - en
GMM en-CA Storm Surge Warning

For more information, or to see all active public alerts, visit

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