CHAPTER 18PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PERSONAL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESSChallenges and Solutions

All Americans should begin a process of learning about potential threats so we are better prepared to react during an attack. While there is no way to predict what will happen, or what your personal circumstances will be, there are simple things you can do now to prepare yourself and your loved ones.

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There are many relatively easy ways for Americans to help fight terrorism, avoid becoming victims, and mitigate the effects of attack or disaster. The greater challenge is getting them to act. Individuals, families, and households have little propensity to care about disasters before ...

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