The FBI and Homeland Security came out this week, warning of increased terrorist communication activity ahead of the Independence Day weekend. Both entities say there is a heightened concern of terror attacks targeting Fourth of July celebrations.

Congressman William Keating sits on the House Committee on Homeland Security and tells WBSM News the warnings are not unfounded. "There are a few thousand that are following regularly here in the United States, unfortunately, ISIL's directions. And so the warnings go up. It's America, so we're not gonna cower down and not celebrate our Fourth. But there's reason to be concerned," said Keating.

Keating advises the public to keep an eye out for strange activity this weekend, and to report any suspicious activity to the nearest authority.