Google Public Alerts kicked off today on Google Maps with weather and earthquake information plotted on affected regions around the globe.
The service is a project from Google Crisis Response disseminates information around natural and humanitarian disasters.
The project is also supported by Google.org which aims to take the best of Google's search and technology capabilities to help address global challenges.
Currently the service only features weather and earthquake information but the search giant is keen to incorporate alerts from 'authoritative trusted sources' that provide information on other crises.
Less of a 'don't travel' planning tool than a travel planning tool but useful for a travel industry that is no stranger to dealing with crises.
It's not the first time the search giants maps have been combined with crisis information with Visit Florida using Google Maps to show areas affected by the oil spill in 2010.
And, last year the UK's Guardian newspaper plotted government travel advice on the maps.