Terror Alert Level and Recommeded Actions

Current Terror Alert Level

Terror Alert Level Recommended Actions

GREEN ALERT LEVEL
LOW RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS

  • Develop a family emergency plan. Share it with family and friends, and practice the plan. Visit www.Ready.gov for help creating a plan.
  • Create an “Emergency Supply Kit” for your household.
  • Be informed. Visit www.Ready.gov or obtain a copy of “Preparing Makes Sense, Get Ready Now” by calling 1-800-BE-READY.
  • Know how to shelter-in-place and how to turn off utilities (power, gas, and water) to your home.
  • Examine volunteer opportunities in your community, such as Citizen Corps, Volunteers in Police Service, Neighborhood Watch or others, and donate your time.
  • Consider completing an American Red Cross first aid or CPR course , or Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course .

BLUE ALERT LEVEL
GUARDED RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS
  • Complete recommended steps at level green.
  • Review stored disaster supplies and replace items that are outdated.
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to proper authorities.

YELLOW ALERT LEVEL
ELEVATED RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS

  • Complete recommended steps at levels green and blue.
  • Ensure disaster supply kit is stocked and ready.
  • Check telephone numbers in family emergency plan and update as necessary.
  • Develop alternate routes to/from work or school and practice them.
  • Continue to be alert for suspicious activity and report it to authorities.

ORANGE ALERT LEVEL
HIGH RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS
  • Complete recommended steps at lower levels.
  • Exercise caution when traveling, pay attention to travel advisories.
  • Review your family emergency plan and make sure all family members know what to do.
  • Be Patient. Expect some delays, baggage searches and restrictions at public buildings.
    Check on neighbors or others that might need assistance in an emergency.

RED ALERT LEVEL
SEVERE RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS
  • Complete all recommended actions at lower levels.
  • Listen to local emergency management officials.
  • Stay tuned to TV or radio for current information/instructions.
  • Be prepared to shelter-in-place or evacuate, as instructed.
  • Expect traffic delays and restrictions.
  • Provide volunteer services only as requested.
  • Contact your school/business to determine status of work day.

Actions Recommended by the United States Department of Homeland Security and ready.gov.
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