I’ve been hearing the same recording about how the “terror status” has been elevated to orange for about 12 hours now as I make O’Hare my semi-permanent residence. Here’s the question, what are citizens expected to do differently between yellow, orange and red alert? “Heightened vigilance?” Too vague to implement. If there is no action that separates the levels, then they are operationally the same and they should quit fucking around with us raising them, lowering them, raising them. If I ran this country, setting up a warning system for anything where you don’t do anything different when the warnings go up and down would get someone fired. Maybe a lot of them.