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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will unveil a new system aimed at highlighting “specific imminent threats” to replace the five color-coded terror alerts.

The system will have two levels of warnings — “elevated” and “imminent” — that will be relayed to the public only under certain circumstances for limited periods of time, sometimes using Facebook and Twitter.

Appearing on NBC’s “TODAY” ahead of the official announcement, Napolitano said that the changes were intended to prevent “100 or 120 of these things just stacking up.”

Intelligence officials will re-evaluate any threat and “if the information has changed, if the alert no longer needs to exist, it will automatically go away” after a specific period, she added.

Source: MSNBC

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