Google Crisis Response Launches Resources For Jakarta Flooding

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As it typically does when there's a major natural disaster, Google's Crisis Response team has put together a resource page for those affected by flooding in Jakarta. The page helps users track affected areas, and provides updated emergency info.

"We also have a mobile page with emergency contact numbers and lists of shelters, and enhanced search results on to provide information directly when people search," says Google Crisis Response software engineer Alice Bonhomme-Biais. "We’ve also included this information in our FreeZone service to reach affected users on feature phones."

The page and the accompanying embeddable map are available in English as well as in Bahasa Indonesia. Users will be able to see updates on flood locations and related info like traffic conditions.

Google says it will update the content as more info becomes available.

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