Gov. Schwarzenegger Orders Increased Security Measures, Says Airports, Harbors, Bridges, Power Plants & Other Key Areas Will Get Extra Security, Has Conferred With U.S. Homeland Security Sec'y Ridge
(December 23, 2003) -- During midday remarks today in earthquake ravaged Paso Robles, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he has "ordered increased security measures in our state. Airports, harbors, bridges, power plants and other key areas will receive extra security."
The Governor said the elevated state of readiness is to ensure the safety of all Californians.
The Governor added that he has been in contact with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and kept abreast of federal activities.
"We are coordinating efforts among state and federal agencies, our National Guard, our Homeland Security office, all agencies are working together to stiffen our security posture," Governor Schwarzenegger said.
On December 21, the Governor raised the statewide threat level to a High risk of terrorist attack. In a December 21 release, he encouraged Californians to continue with their holiday plans and enjoy this season with their loved ones, and also encouraged Californians to remain vigilant, to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement, and consult www.ready.gov for more information.