UPDATE: Monday October 7 11:35 am – Going to the amberalert.gov site directly seems to be working: http://amberalert.gov/. The redirect from the DOJ website appears to work as well. I can reach the AMBER ALERT site from my tablet, but my laptop still takes me to the ‘unavailable’ notice page. See both videos below, before and after the ‘fix’.
Sunday October 6th 2013 — Twitter was reporting that the Amber Alerts site was unavailable due to the shutdown, and we decided to investigate. According to archived links, the site redirects (when not shut down) to the NCMEC site we show. We are going to follow up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, but we wanted to document what the site was doing before there was time to change anything.
DOJ ‘FIXES’ AMBER ALERTS