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Watch how big tech companies cooperate with victims in Rio Grande do Sul

Watch how big tech companies cooperate with victims in Rio Grande do Sul

Technology companies are showing their efforts to help flood-affected communities in the south of the country

A view of Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, where streets are flooded. Register for Monday 6th

Photo: Reproduction/Reuters/Amanda Birobelli

Big tech companies offer solidarity to victims of tragedy Rio Grande do Sul. CEO of apple, Tim Cookannounced via X (formerly Twitter), which will make donations to the state on Tuesday night (7).

He said in the post: “Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating and tragic floods in Brazil. Apple will donate to relief efforts in the region.”

Therefore, speculation indicates that the donation will amount to approximately 1 million US dollars, equivalent to 5.10 million Brazilian reals, at the current exchange rate.

Google collaboration

in Brazil, Flood axis Works in partnership with Brazilian Geological Service (SGB-CPRM)which examines hydrological data to try to predict river flooding in Brazil.

Image: Reproduction/Flood Center/Byte

in platformRiver levels are available throughout Brazil. There are colored pins indicating different stages of danger, with alerts in four categories: “Normal”, “Warning”, “Danger” and “Severe”. When you click on one, the sidebar displays a graph showing the history of the river level. In addition, there is additional information such as the size of the aquarium and the alert and danger levels associated with it.

In addition to the Flood Hub, since the declaration of a state of public disaster in Republika Srpska, Google has begun activating flood alerts in the region, through official information in both the search engine and Google Maps. These measures were necessary to help affected communities stay informed and find emergency resources.

Google implemented Distress alert In the search engine, it is visible to users located in Rio Grande do Sul and performing flood-related searches. As the alert is activated, it redirects users to urgent information about affected areas, as well as listing emergency links from local authorities, such as the state’s Civil Defense and the National Center for Monitoring and Alerts of Natural Disasters (Cemaden).

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