Homeland Security Advisory Condition: Severe (Red)
Severe Condition would be declared when specific intelligence indicates a very high potential for a terrorist attack.
Under most circumstances, the protective measures recommended for a Severe Condition are not intended to be sustained for long periods of time.
Recommended Actions: Individuals & Families
The American Red Cross and Critical Intervention Services recommend the following actions for civilians and families during periods of Severe Condition:
Listen to TV or radio for current information/instructions
Be alert for suspicious activity and report it to authorities immediately
Contact business/school to determine status of work/school day
Adhere to any travel restrictions announced by local governmental authorities
Be prepared to implement emergency actions in response to terrorist attacks while at home or while in public (shelter-in-place, evacuation, etc.)
Discuss children's fears concerning possible/actual terrorist attacks
Anticipate travel delays and possible inconveniences due to increased security at airports, government buidlings, and at-risk facilities
Recommended Actions: Government
The Department of Homeland Security recommends that Federal departments and agencies consider the following general measures in addition to any agency-specific Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:
Assigning emergency response personnel and pre-positioning and mobilizing specially trained teams or resources;
Monitoring, redirecting, or constraining transportation systems; and
Closing public and government facilities.
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