Emergency agencies in Mid-Michigan say they are responding to the orange alert against terrorism.
America is on an alert which the federal government says there is a high probability of terrorist activity.
In Mid-Michigan, the staff at the Lansing Emergency Management Center is a Lansing headquarters for homeland security.
On orange alert, the staff says law enforcement agencies are watching even more carefully and they say the public should also be on the lookout for suspicious behavior and people.
The city has a contingency plan for a variety of emergencies and they suggest families also prepare in case they ever find themselves in a crisis situation.