Homeland Security Advisory System & Terrorism Preparedness
The Homeland Security Advisory System communicates the threat level to citizens. It provides the framework to assign a threat level. For more information on the current threat level or how to keep your family and friends safe in time of disaster, please visit these sites:
Securing Americans from terrorist threats or attacks is a critical national security function. On January 23, 2003, President George W. Bush signed an Executive Order creating the Department of Homeland Security. This federal department's main objective is to provide extensive coordination across a broad spectrum of federal, State, and local agencies to reduce the potential for terrorist attacks and to mitigate damage should such an attack occur.