Orange alert reverts to yellow

| 9/25/2002

After consultation with intelligence and law-enforcement authorities, President Bush lowered the nationwide terror alert back to code yellow, AP reported Tuesday.

He had raised the alert to orange - the second-highest level - after U.S. intelligence warned of a ``high risk'' of a terrorist attack in connection with the September 11 anniversary. But since then, disruptions were noted in the al-Qaida terrorist network and the alert was changed.

The color-coded system ranks threats by colors, starting at the bottom with green and followed by blue, yellow, orange and red as perceived dangers intensify. The warning level can be upgraded for the entire country or for specific regions or economic sectors - such as the nuclear industry.