a public alert system that spreads information about missing persons by using the broadcast media and electronic billboards on highways.
a public message or announcement that uses this system.
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How to use Amber Alert in a sentence
The Amber Alert system will then decide whether to issue an alert.West Virginia Heathers: Was Skylar Neese Murdered by Her Best Friends? | Caroline Linton | December 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the two couples returned home, they saw the Amber Alert issued for Anderson and called police.Hannah Anderson Found! Five Things to Know About the Kidnapped Teen | | August 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And so we set up surveillance cameras, we have the Amber Alert, we put more police officers on the street.
British Dictionary definitions for Amber alert
US and Canadian a notification to the general public, such as by commercial radio or electronic traffic-condition signs, regarding an abduction of a child
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