Google Issues Cyclone Warning as Cyclone Ochki Hits India
From time to time, Google tends to issue disaster warnings in areas prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and cyclones. The South Western Coast of India is currently affected by Cyclone Ochki, which has caused a massive damage in the state of Kerala and some parts of Maharashtra. The Union Territory of Laccadive Islands is the worst affected of the lot.
Google’s Cyclone Warning has now been issued for Cyclone Ochki, specifically talking about the Laccadive Islands. Many users in India, especially the residents of the West Coast have received this alert from Google.
The cyclone warning shows the path of Cyclone Ochki, as well as for how long the cyclone is expected to continue for. Thankfully, the cyclone is expected to last for only one more day during which the west coast of India will suffer from major winds and rainfall. Data from the Indian Meteorological Department suggests that the affected regions will include the southern and central region of the state of Gujarat, the northern region of Maharashtra apart from Kerala and Laccadive Islands.
Google warns that the wind speeds of Cyclone Ochki average around 120 to 130 kmph, and might reach its peak at 145kmph, particularly over the Laccadive islands. The Laccadive islands are separated from the Indian mainland by the Laccadive sea. The Indian naval forces and the Indian army has already been set into action to ensure the citizens remain safe during Cyclone Ochki and all evacuation processes operate smoothly.
In addition to providing details on the wind speed and the movement of the cyclone, Google has also issued safety warnings of what to do and what not to do during a cyclone. This includes a list of tips and safety measures that need to be taken once Cyclone Ochki hits. In addition to this, the Google cyclone warning also shows a set of tweets and news stories talking about this cyclone.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this devastating cyclone! Stay safe.