alert the public

alert the public

To bring something to the attention of the public at large, especially as a warning of some kind. The purpose of her video was to alert the public to the risks of eating too much sugar. We want to alert the public that the business will be moving to a new location at the end of the month.
See also: alert, public
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Restrict the authority to alert the public of a missile threat to the Federal government.
Poe said that 'disasters need not be of epic proportions' for the NDRRMC and telcos to alert the public.
He is not thought to have a passport, but may have travelled on by train or bus Police failed to alert the public for four days, issuing a media appeal on Tuesday.
The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the system as a way to alert the public during nationwide emergencies.
To my knowledge there have been no serious incidents in the North East yet, but it's important that we alert the public to the potential dangers.
Authorities decided to alert the public in light of the extended time he's been missing, she said.
There has been so little generally in the media to alert the public to the enormous deception being perpetrated on the nation by the people who want to privatise the NHS - Cameron and Health Secretary Lansley - though they refuse to admit it.
Plumbers Britain's Killer Roads will look at road safety while You've Been Scammed will alert the public to the dangers of fraud.
The environmentalists sought to alert the public that Bulgaria might face an infringement procedure by the European Commission.
Now the region's top cop has warned of a crime wave across Kirklees, to alert the public.
Available in stainless steel, brass and aluminum, the curb markers provide a durable, theft-resistant and highly visible marking system that alert the public to call 811 before every digging project.
Should practices like this be legal, or should magazines like yours be doing more to alert the public to these contrivances?
And that, theassessor said, will determine whether she will ever alert the public to thepublic meetings: "I don't know, we will see what (the board member) is doing next year, and if he has moved on to another cause.
I hope the Sunday Mail exposing these people might result in a prosecution and alert the public to stay away and be very careful of the potential to scam through the internet.
Alert on Possible Investment Scams The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) would like to alert the public of certain e-mails involving investment scams claiming to represent leading decision makers in the business and financial community, inviting individuals to participate as brokers/agents in equity investment portfolio management programmes.