National Terrorism Advisory System
The Department of Homeland Security replaced color-coded alerts with the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) in 2011. The NTAS issues Bulletins and Alerts.
- Bulletins: information about trends, events and potential threats.
- Alerts: specific information, if available, about the nature of the threat, the geographic region, mode of transportation, target and protective measures.
- See current advisories here.
Always be aware of your surroundings. Report suspicious activity to the Virginia Terrorism Hotline: 1-877-4VA-TIPS or 1-877-482-8477
If you see an advisory for your area, take these steps:
- Stay calm.
- Listen to local TV or radio for instructions.
- Follow any protective actions recommended in the Bulletin or Alert.
- Use your family emergency plan.