Department of Homeland Security will change terror alert system

    Way back in 2001, the Department of Homeland Security came up with a color-coded terror alert system. back in 2006, the warning level at airports was set at orange. Nothing has changed.

    So the department is scrapping the system for a new one.


    Beginning April 26, the country will have a two-tier system. CNN explains the levels: “elevated threat,” which “warns of a credible terrorist threat” to the United States; and “imminent threat,” which “warns of a credible, specific and impending terrorist threat.”

    Details about the alerts will be posted on the department website, and on radio, television and social media.

    So, in case you forgot we had an alert system, we’re at threat level orange. And if you don’t know what orange means, it won’t matter in five days, anyway.

    Feed the Feed: What do you think of the new system compared with the old?

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