Iowa’s Homeland Security Advisor wants your input on the state’s homeland security. Ellen Gordon’s been working on Iowa’s homeland security plan since shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Gordon will discuss a draft of that plan with people across the state in three forums via the Iowa Communications Network beginning tomorrow. This if the first opportunity to take a draft of the plan to the public and get input. Gordon says she wants to know what Iowans think are important in the plan.She says the national “threat advisory system” is an example. She says they’re trying to find tune the system and want to know how Iowans think the system should be used. Gordon says recent events have Iowans talking again about security.Gordon says the pipe bombings have Iowans thinking about the potential for terrorist attacks once again. She says emergency workers and government officials will also participate in the forums. Visit the state homeland security site at www.iowahomelandsecurity.org to find the location of the forum in your area. Here’s the schedule of the forums: May 14th 1-3 pm for ICN sites at Calmar, Waterloo, West Burlington, Mason City, Ottumwa, Davenport, Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids and Johnston; May 16 5-7 pm for Calmar, Mason City, Sheldon, Fort Dodge, Waterloo, West Burlington, Sioux City, Emmetsburg, Council Bluffs, Creston, Davenport, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids, Johnston; May 17 11 am Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Sheldon, Creston, Johnston.
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