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.