Tulsa and Oklahoma City are prepared for Code Red

Saturday, March 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa, Oklahoma-AP) -- Tulsa and Oklahoma City may be better prepared than most cities if the nation shifts to its highest terrorism alert--Code Red.

City officials in both cities say they've been prepared for a long time.

The city's fire, police, emergency management and public works offices all have procedures in place should the alert level jump.

Barricades would go up around city buildings and security around water treatment plants could increase.

Officials aren't sharing details about procedures for security reasons.

Code Red is the nation's highest alert status and would only be issued if there was a specific threat of imminent attack on the United States.

The nation's alert level is currently at Code Orange, the second highest alert, which indicates a high risk of terrorist attack.

Oklahoma officials have received no information from national authorities that the terrorism alert level would be raised from Code Orange.