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FDLE Rolls Out New Amber Alerts Platform

Scott Davidson
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Florida residents will soon be able get Amber Alerts in several new ways with a revised notification system on a new platform from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Amber Alerts are used to identify a child, adult or vehicle suspected to be involved in an abduction.

FDLE already sends out the alerts by email. Soon, it will also offer text messages, text-based telecommunications for the deaf, and through smartphone apps.

The new platform, called Everbridge, is already being used by Florida's Department of Emergency Management for severe weather warnings.

Current subscribers will continue to receive email Amber Alerts, but to access the additional functions they will need to register for an Everbridge account.

FDLE said more than 900 children have been recovered nationwide because of the alert system.   

The online registration form for the Amber Alerts system is at this webpage.

Michelle Corum can be reached at, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.

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Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in 2012 and has worked in public broadcasting as an announcer and reporter for public radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas, and Interlochen, Michigan. She also manages WJCT's Radio Reading Service for sight-impaired listeners.