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Terror alert moves to orange

May 20, 2003

Albany- Concerns that the recent terror attacks in the middle east might spread to the United States prompted the move from yellow to orange. The alert advises local governments to take extra security measures.

Security officials at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport have already responded. "The passengers won't see substantial change in what's going on. We watch the curbside a little closer to make sure they're not leaving unattended vehicles on the curb and things like that are probably what our customers would see. But, we're taking action behind the scene out on the flatline when the planes are on the ground and things like that," says Airport Director, Richard Howell.

Howell says he has received new security information from the federal government every day since the 9-11 attacks.

Posted at 4:55 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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