I received this story today in my e-mail:
Be aware that the French government announced yesterday that it
has raised its terror alert level from ‘Run’ to ‘Hide’. The only two higher levels in France are ‘Surrender’ and ‘Collaborate’. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France’s only white flag factory, effectively paralyzing their military.
I haven’t been able to conclusively verify this story, but it could be true.