Do you know what the different Florida alert colors mean? Trooper Steve breaks it down

Florida uses colored alerts to make residents aware of certain emergencies

ORLANDO, Fla. – In the State of Florida and pretty much throughout the country, there are alert systems that make their citizens aware of certain types of emergencies.

The most commonly known is the Amber Alert. The Amber Alert indicates when a child is missing and has a credible threat.

But there are several other colored alerts here in the State of Florida, such as blue, silver and purple alerts.

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Today on our Trooper Steve on Patrol, we will talk about all the colored alerts and the requirements needed in order to activate this alert throughout the state.

Watch live at the top of this story starting at 8:30 a.m.

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About the Author:

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.