National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin Re-Issued

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 14, 2018

 

DHS REISSUES THE NTAS BULLETIN

A Vigilant Public Remains One of our Greatest Assets    

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen reissued the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin pertaining to the terror threat to the U.S. homeland. After carefully considering the current threat environment, as well as input from the Department’s intelligence and law enforcement partners, Secretary Nielsen determined it is necessary to extend the NTAS Bulletin at this time.

 

Terrorist groups continue to inspire, enable and direct their followers to spread chaos using homemade weapons and by striking soft targets and crowded places. They also remain focused on conducting more sophisticated attacks using conventional weapons as well as new technologies and tactics. DHS is committed to staying a step ahead of our enemies, and an informed and vigilant public remains one of the Department’s greatest assets in protecting the homeland.

 

This marks the seventh iteration of the Bulletin on the homegrown terrorism threat since the first Bulletin was released in December 2015.

View pdfNTAS Advisory Bulletin Sep 2018  

 

Learn more about the National Terrorism Advisory System and view the latest NTAS Bulletin under our Hometown Security section.

September is Preparedness Month!

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Community preparedness starts with individual action.  We all have a responsibility to prepare ourselves for the unexpected.  When we work together towards prepadness, our families, neighborhoods and community grow stronger and more-resilient.  Take Action during Preparedness Month. Make a plan, then communicate your plan with your family.  We have a more-secure Homeland when we all get involved.  

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. 

Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornados. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

The tornado near Woodburn in August of 2016 highlights the importance of preparing for disasters.  Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community.

Follow us during the month of September and Learn How to Prepare Now.  Visit www.ready.gov for comprehensive resources to Make an Emergency Plan

Make... and Practice your plan this month.  Include everyone! 

If You See Something - Say Something

If you see something

 

We continue to monitor national events and are prepared to take necessary precautions for citizens.  No threat information with regard to Indiana has been identified. Hoosiers are urged to be vigilant in the wake of the most recent attack in Florida.  The Allen County Office of Homeland Security reminds people that “if they see something suspicious, say something” by contacting our office using the contact information above or by using the tabs to the right on this page.  If danger is imminent, call 911.

Severe Weather Preparedness

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On August 24, 2016 shortly before 5:30 PM, an EF3 Tornado swept through Milan and Maumee Townships in Eastern Allen County.  This tornado had sustained winds of over 160 mph, was 500 yards wide and stayed on the RotationalTracks LSR Allen Defiance Henryground for over five miles in Allen County before lifting back up and continuing its destructive path into Ohio.  More than twenty homes in Allen County were destroyed or significantly damaged causing nearly $1 Million dollars in personal property loss to Allen County residents.  Awareness, preparedness and immediate action helped to ensure that only minor injuries occurred during this significant event.  This storm tested the mettle of our residents in Eastern Allen County.  Their response showed the strength and resiliency of our Allen County residents. 

Now is the time to prepare for severe weather in Indiana.

Severe weather can happen at any time in Indiana but the Spring and Summer can be a particularly violent time for weather.  Sudden changes in temperature and conditions usually mean violent storms – some capable of causing severe damage and threaten our personal safety.  Take some time today to learn about severe weather in Indiana.  Prepare yourself and your family to be Ready:  Whenever.  Wherever.

To find out more about preparing for severe weather and floods, visit www.GetPrepared.IN.gov. Visit the Ready website at http://www.ready.gov/  or in Spanish at http://www.ready.gov/es .  For preparedness information in other languages visit http://www.ready.gov/languages

Learn more about severe weather preparedness from our Parners in Preparedness at the

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