Crisis-related alerts in Google Maps

If there’s an active crisis, like a wildfire, flood or earthquake, in your current map view, you may find an alert with updates and safety information about the event.

Use the crisis sheet

If you notice a crisis-related alert, tap the crisis icon or alert card to expand the crisis info sheet.

The sheet may also reveal additional information, updates and news articles related to the crisis. 

Learn & share about the event

Under “About”:
  • Find a summary of the event and other event details.
  • To share the event, select Share .
  • To share the event’s location, select Share location.
Under “Help and information”, find a list of related external resources.

Report road closures to help others navigate

  1. Open the Google Maps App .
  2. Open the crisis sheet. Under “Navigation impact”, select Report road closure.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Send feedback about the crisis sheet

  1. Open the Google Maps App .
  2. Open the crisis sheet. Under “What do you think?” select Send feedback.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

About crisis-related alerts

What are alerts?

Alerts make emergency information from local, national or international authorities easily accessible during a crisis. You’ll find that information highlighted on Google Maps. The crisis information might include emergency phone numbers, websites, map visualisations for a detailed view and more.

When will I get alerts?

You may find crisis alerts on your map if:
  • Any alerts are active in your current map view.
  • You select a navigation route that enters an area impacted by a crisis and receive a warning.

What types of alerts will I get?

Alerts shown in Google Maps include natural disasters such as:
  • Tropical storms 
  • Earthquakes 
  • Floods 
  • Wildfires 
 Select the icon to get more information about the crisis.
Tip: Wildfire boundaries may not appear at all zoom levels.
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