AMBER Alert

AMBER Alert

About AMBER Alert

An AMBER Alert or a Child Abduction Emergency (SAME code: CAE) is a child abduction alert bulletin in several countries throughout the world, issued upon the suspected abduction of a child, since 1996. AMBER is officially a backronym for America's Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response but was originally named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old child who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas in 1996. Also an AMBER alert corresponds to the color of highway warning signs that are activated in AMBER alerts, the signs display messages in a reddish orange or an amber color. Alternate alert names are used in Georgia, where it is called Levi's Call (named after Levi Frady); Hawaii, where it is called a Maile Amber Alert (named after Maile Gilbert); and Arkansas, where it is called a Morgan Nick Amber Alert (in memory of Morgan Chauntel Nick). Frady, Gilbert and Nick were all children who went missing in those U.S. states. AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, internet radio, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio (where they are termed Child Abduction Emergency or Amber Alerts). The

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