Yesterday President Barack Obama assured a country that is on edge after the ISIS terror attacks that travel over the Thanksgiving weekend is indeed safe.There are at least for the moment no threats on the United States from ISIS that are to be concerned about.
“Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,” President Obama told reporters at the White House, two weeks after suspected Islamist militants killed 130 people in a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital.
“We are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe,” he said, flanked by his FBI director and other top security officials on the day before Thanksgiving, when many Americans travel to be with their extended families for a traditional turkey dinner.”
In New York City, record-breaking crowds were expected for today’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and Police Commissioner William Bratton said the city was deploying more officers at the annual event than ever before. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C. there is an increased police presence at all of the high traffic area around the monuments as well as the Metro system.
People throughout the United States have already started traveling for the long holiday weekend despite the fear of a possible ISIS type attack here in this country. According to AAA close to 46.9 million Americans will travel over the busiest U.S. travel holiday of the year. The AAA reported that an estimated 3.6 million will travel by plane.
News Talk Florida checked out a number of cities throughout the U.S. and as you might expect those passengers who are traveling out of the three airports in the Washington area and the three New York airports are experiencing heavier than normal security, but that travel was flowing smoothly, despite the increased security.
Also, a quick check of AMTRACK trains from Washington to New York, the most traveled and busiest train route in the country are seeing increased security. However, train travel along the I 95 corridor seems to be moving smoothly.
Most people in the United States are traveling by car and there is a very small problem, other than traffic on that front. So, unless you are traveling on a plane or a train your trips will hopefully go well and hopefully safely.