Google has today announced the extension of its Flood Hub platform to scores of additional countries, providing early flood warnings to hundreds of millions of people living in some of the regions exposed to the highest levels of flood risk.

The AI-enabled app was first debuted in India in 2018 before being expanded to cover Bangladesh, one of the countries most exposed to worsening levels of flood risk as climate impacts intensify.

Today, Google announced it was now extending the service to 80 countries, with the addition of 60 new countries across, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central and South America, and Europe, including the UK.

The company said the platform now includes some of the territories with the highest percentages of population exposed to flood risk and experiencing more extreme weather, covering 460 million people globally.

It also confirmed the functionality on the platform has been improved, with it providing locally relevant flood

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