Red Cross Recommendations For Threat Levels
Now the Office of Homeland Security has put the terrorist risk of attack at a yellow or elevated level, the Red Cross recommends a number of actions you should take to protect yourself.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
The Red Cross has different recommendations for the varying threat levels. But for all levels, Roger Ince, with the Sacramento Red Cross, says there is one general guideline:
It’s all of our responsibility to be aware of our surroundings, to help our security of our communities and of ourselves.
For the elevated, yellow level, the Red Cross recommends taking alternate routes to and from work and school. It advises having a disaster kit ready, with food, water, prescription medication and money included. And officials say have a plan for meeting up with family members in case of emergency. Most importantly, Red Cross personnel say you can never be too careful. For example, if you see a suspicious package, or you open a letter with powder in it, call 911 immediately.