I'll just come out and say it and I'm sure there will be many that disagree but I honestly don't feel the alert after looking at it for a while in the menu serves any advantages. Since the alert is a couple of inches away in the navigation i just feel it's kind of overkill and out of place. Suggestion would be to remove it. I'll probably end up hiding it via css but thought I'd make the suggestion here.
Perhaps there's an advantage in it being there that I'm not aware of.