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preparations under way across the u. s. a. saturday for the july fourth celebration but it seems like everywhere you turn there's another warning sign telling you to stay home i'm reuters reporter congregations in new york the weather is expected to be great for the annual macy's fireworks show but at the same time the new york police department which is the biggest police force in america expected to have seven thousand police officers on duty and all of its counterterrorism staff prepared to handle security tonight nnnnn the department of homeland security and the f. b. i. issue went on alert for possible terrorist particularly from so called lone wolf attacks inspired by calls from the islamic state and washington where hundreds of thousands are expected to lie on the national mall the park service installing nearly three and a half miles of chain link fence cable news going wall to wall with the terror alert and atmosphere that kicked into high gear thursday when unfounded reports of gunshots at the washington navy yard triggered a massive police response , you may be thinking why risk the big city crowds let's head to the beach but you may not be able to relax there either , the park service parking ambulances near the sand in one north carolina beach town telling swimmers to be aware of recent shark attacks , seven attacks in the state so far this year a new record though so far not cutting into the long weekend crowds nmda along the west coast a clamp down on fireworks many communities afraid the pyrotechnics could make already devastating wildfires even worse , with all of that , have a safe holiday