Ask Alexa about Indiana
IN.gov has released an update to the State of Indiana’s Amazon Alexa skill allowing citizens to check on county-level travel statuses. The Indiana Department of Homeland
Security compiles travel statuses through each county’s emergency management agency.
To search for travel advisories, say “Alexa, ask Indiana for travel advisories”. Alexa will ask for which county users are searching for. Users can initially ask for the status of a specific county when making the request.
Travel statuses are, in order of least to most severe, normal, advisory, watch and warning. Most often advisories are updated when localities are experiencing winter weather conditions. The full travel status map and descriptions of the warnings can be found at http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/.
In addition to travel advisory, citizens can use Alexa to find contact information for state employees and information about state agencies all by saying, ‘Ask Indiana.’
To enable the skill on an Amazon Alexa device, simply say “Alexa, add the State of Indiana skill”, go to https://www.amazon.com/Indiana-Interactive-LLC-IN-GOV/dp/B072PSTW7S or search for the State of Indiana in the Amazon Alexa mobile app.IN.gov