Terrorism preparedness may be the least attractive subject you can think of, but preparing for the worst is an important part of keeping your family safe. Whether it’s an attack from abroad, or perhaps even scarier, an attack from within – terrorism is a very real threat.

Even after the devestating attacks of 9/11, many question whether our government has taken an effective approach toward keeping our country safe. From increased drone usage to TSA’s “security theater” to our acceptance of refugees, many wonder if we are given only the appearance of safety.

And while the chances of you and your family being terror victims on U.S. soil are extraordinarily low, that doesn’t absolve you of your responsibility to stay prepared. Much like surviving a power outage or a food or water shortage, the only thing worse than such a disaster is not being prepared for one. This guide will make you more aware of potential attacks, how to survive if you become a victim, and how to prepare for the worst case scenarios.

Defining Terrorism

Terrorism is a violent attack, but with a specific aim: to influence politics, to inspire fear in the public, or to get the populace to doubt the legitimacy of their government or its ability to prevent terrorism.

The specific form of terrorism could be just about anything: bombings, mass shootings, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, cyber attacks, or even far more serious attacks involving nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Who is likely to be a victim of terrorism? While no one person is at high risk, some places are more at risk to be targeted than others:

  • Military bases
  • Government facilities
  • International airports
  • Large cities
  • Landmarks
  • Sports stadiums
  • Water supplies
  • Food supplies
  • Utility substations and interchanges

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