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.
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"The Deputy Minister of Finance would like to alert the public that he and the Ministry would never approach people and offer them financial assistance of any kind.
'This is to alert the public about an online lending company that illegally used my photo to apparently deceive the public into believing that I am an endorser of their service,' Duterte said in a statement issued over the weekend.
Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda."I want to alert the public that there is the threat of an Ebola epidemic in our country," Ummy Mwalimu tweeted days after officials confirmed that members of a family who had travelled to the DRC had died in western Uganda.
It added that the aim of the advisory was to alert the public health authorities throughout the country, to undertake necessary steps for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency is planning policy changes -- including increased enforcement actions and a rapid-response tool to alert the public to supplements containing illegal and potentially dangerous ingredients -- that could lead to the most important regulatory modernization since enactment of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.
Jonathan, who is already aware of the situation, has taken to his Twitter handle to alert the public about the development, saying, 'We have just been informed that a fake document contrived by mischief makers is being passed on as the e-veesion and hard copy of the just launched My Transition Hours.'
He especially urged the Coast Guard Administration to carefully observe the tidal waves and promptly alert the public as well as fishermen, because Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm observed across the planet so far this year, was swirling in the western Pacific Ocean, causing unexpectedly tremendous waves.
Poe said that 'disasters need not be of epic proportions' for the NDRRMC and telcos to alert the public.
"With the growing phenomenon of sale of dietary supplements, the Ministry of Health and Prevention finds it necessary to warn and alert the public not to use these products, which put their lives at risk," he added.
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 PNP has released photos of the various ways ATM fraud is committed to alert the public.
Mexican police are currently conducting a search for the truck and its contents and have issued a press release to alert the public of its potential dangers.
"The Mexican authorities are currently conducting a search for the source and have issued a press release to alert the public," the IAEA said in a statement.
"The trailer will reduce staff response time as it is self- contained with everything necessary to alert the public to many types of dangers such as downed power lines, road closures, and water emergencies, to name a few.