Homeland Security Advisory Condition: Elevated (Yellow)
An Elevated Condition is declared when there is a significant risk of terrorist attacks. The Department of Homeland Security may declare an Elevated Condition when there is no specific intelligence indicating an impending attack, but global conditions suggest a signficant potential for terrorist attacks.
Recommended Actions: Individuals & Families
The American Red Cross and Critical Intervention Services recommend the following actions for civilians and families during periods of Elevated Condition:
Be alert for suspicious activity and report it to authorities immediately
Review disaster and emergency action plans with all family members
Update disaster and emergency action plans and ensure that necessary supplies are obtained and stored at home
If not known to you, contact school to determine their emergency notification and evacuation plans for children
Recommended Actions: Government
The Department of Homeland Security recommends that Federal and local agencies implement the following Protective Measures in addition to agency-specific protocols:
Increasing surveillance of critical locations;
Coordinating emergency plans as appropriate with nearby jurisdictions;
Assessing whether the precise characteristics of the threat require the further refinement of preplanned Protective Measures; and
Implementing, as appropriate, contingency and emergency response plans.
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