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The DHS' New Terrorism Alert System Has More Facebook Friends Than You

April 20, 2011 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (2)

Say goodbye to the Department of Homeland Security's color-coded terrorism warnings system. It's gone! Outta here! We know it was awesome to make fun of it while it lasted, but the DHS has finally wised up to the fact that it really wasn't fazing anyone, least of all travelers. Today in NYC, Homeland Security security Janet Napolitano unveiled the new—and hopefully improved—terrorism alert structure, which does away with colors in favor of simple warning messages.

What this means is no more looking for a yellow or orange warning at the airport. Instead, you can follow the new warning system on Twitter @NTASAlerts, and even be its friend on Facebook here. Thankfully, there are no alerts posted right now, and let's hope it stays that way.

If you'd like to fully educate yourself on the new National Terrorism Alert System, check out what future alerts may look like here.

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