next time the nation’s terrorism alert goes to level orange, don’t
count on joining in if you’re in Arizona.
to a report from The Arizona Republic, the state’s homeland
security director, Frank Navarrete, has decided the state may not
raise its alert status the next time the federal government does.
creates incredible problems: overtime, financial, functional,"
Navarrete told the newspaper. "It's not quite to the point
where it creates havoc, but it's quite disruptive."
a threat is directed toward specific facilities in the state, those
facilities might go on heightened alert, he said, but not the entire
state. Likewise, if a threat is directed at coastal areas of the
United States, inland Arizona might stay at the lower yellow status,
the most common alert level since the attacks of September 11, 2001.