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Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government or civilian population in furtherance of political or social objectives.
Preparing for terrorism is in many ways identical to preparing for other types of disasters. It’s still a good idea to follow general disaster planning guidelines:
Assemble a 72-hour kit containing food, water, clothing, a list of emergency shelter locations and other needs for up to three days for you, your family and your pets.
Develop a disaster plan for you and your family, including procedures for contacting each other if separated during an emergency.
Learn about hazardous materials and sheltering-in-place.
Learn how (and whether) to shut off your utilities.
Learn CPR, first aid and how to use a fire extinguisher.
Work with your neighbors to prepare your community.
Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee for Washington County (ATAC) Fact Sheets
Bioterrorism Preparedness Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI InfraGard Program
Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
Oregon Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program
U.S. Department of Homeland Security