Terrorism is a broad term that describes the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.

Terrorists often use threats to create fear among the public and to try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism. The effects of terrorism can include a significant number of casualties, structural damage to buildings, and disruptions in basic services such as electricity, water supply, public transportation, communications, and healthcare.

  • Be alert and aware of the surrounding area
  • Take precautions when traveling
  • Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior
  • Do not accept packages from stranger 
  • Do not leave luggage unattended
  • Learn where emergency exits are located Learn where staircases are located
  • Notice your immediate surroundings
  • Be aware of heavy or breakable objects that could move, fall, or break in an explosion.