Google search has added the new extreme heat alerts to bring more information to the front that can help people remain secure during extreme heat waves. This heat alert option will start to roll out over the next few months.
It’s no surprise that the world is heating up and suffering extreme climate change. Certainly, people are starting to take notice, and more people are searching for details about the severe heat than ever before. According to the company, the extreme heat alert feature will roll out this year, including some other warning systems intended for floods, Hurricanes, and wildfires.
However, Google has long been giving assistance during severe weather events with several initiatives, such as tracking wildfires, sending out flood alerts, and pushing earth warnings to smartphones. Now, the extreme heat waves option will soon be one of the important pieces of information showing up in Google Search results.
It means that searching for queries about hot weather or excessive heat events will not only return a series of disturbing news articles about the subject but will also offer a real-time alert about when & where a heatwave is likely to happen. The alert will show a forecast of when the extreme heat wave will start and an estimated timeframe for how long it may stay. These alerts will become available widely over the next few months.
However, to assist users in securing themselves from harm, these alerts will include tips on how to stay calm alongside alerts about heat-related health concerns that they have to be aware of. The search giant Google will show all of these details prominently in search results. Moreover, Google has also collaborated with the Global Heat Health information network to ensure the accuracy of these alerts.
Additionally, Google is also working on expanding the Tree canopy program, which was unveiled in 2021 which uses aerial imagery and advanced AI feature to detect locations in a city with inadequate tree cover. Now the tree canopy covers around 350 cities worldwide, with Sydney, Toronto, Lisbon, Mexico, Atlanta, and others joining the list.
Also, Two weeks ago, Google announced that it would also work on something which would benefit users to find low-cost medical facilities in their area using the search engine. Users can soon be able to see a label that displays “Free or low-cost care” under the name of a medical clinic in search results if the clinic provides care at an affordable price.