With nearly 43 million Americans expected to hit the road this July 4 weekend, travel experts are urging travelers to stay cautious in the wake of recent national and international terror attacks.
The weeks leading up to July 4 weekend saw deadly terror attacks in Orlando, Florida, and internationally in Istanbul and Bangladesh, and officials say security will continue to be tight at airports and places where masses of people are gathering for holiday events, NBC News reported.
At O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, officers could be seen in military-style gear, which is not the norm, The Associated Press reported. In Florida, Miami-Dade Police were pulling over drivers at random on the roads leading to Miami International Airport for security sweeps, NBC Miami said.
Meanwhile, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees three major airports, said officials are ratcheting up measures. More than 9 million people are expected to fly into or out of John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports, the Port Authority added.