(Cross-posted from The Official Google Australia Blog)
The flood emergency in Queensland continues to unfold.
We’ve been working over the last 24 hours to access the latest information from authorities about river levels and projected road closures due to flooding and to display the information on a Google Map. You can view the map here to see layers of information including which roads are projected to be closed or river levels in a particular area.
We hope this map is of some use to people who may be affected and that it takes the load off some other websites that are coping with lots of queries. We will let you know of any additional updates on this blog.
If your personal safety is impacted by floods, please visit the official sites:
Queensland Government Flood Information
ABC emergency website
To donate to the flood relief appeal visit the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal site.
For eligible charities working directly on flood assistance, we have made available additional emergency funding through our Google Grants program. More information for charities not currently participating in the program is available here.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods, and we add our thanks to those from around the country for the work of emergency services personnel and SES volunteers.
Posted by Anthony Baxter and James McGill, Software Engineers
(on behalf of the team of willing Googlers who helped out on this)