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While the threat of mass attacks is real, we can all take steps to prepare, protect ourselves, and help others.What are Mass Attacks?Assailant(s):Use weapons to attack crowdsTarget less protected indoor or outdoor spacesIntend to harm multiple victimsUse the attack(s) to intimidateCan use makeshift or modern weaponsTypes of Mass AttacksActive shooter: Individuals using firearms to cause mass casualties.Intentional Vehicular Assault (IVA): Individuals using a vehicle to cause mass casualties.Improvised Explosive Device (IED): Individuals using homemade bombs to cause mass casualties.Other methods of mass attacks may include knives, fires, drones, or other weapons.Protect Yourself Against a Mass AttackStay alertSeek safetyCover and hideDefend...

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This goes over what I think you should do if you find yourself in an active shooting event, how to recognize signs of potential violence around you, and what to expect after an active shooting takes place. Remember during an active shooting to RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.Be InformedSign up for an active shooter training.(I recommend active shooter from Tactical Response ) If you see something, say something to an authority right away.Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers.Make a plan with your family, and ensure everyone knows what they would do, if confronted with an active shooter.Look for the...

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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can:Last a few hours or several days;Knock out heat, power, and communication services; and Place older adults, young children, and sick individuals at greater risk.IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAYStay off roads.Stay indoors and dress warmly.Prepare for power outages.Use generators outside only and away from windows.Listen for emergency information and alerts.Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.Check...

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Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may:Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.Cause food spoilage and water contamination.Prevent use of medical devices.PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE:Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.Do not use a gas stove to heat your home.Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.If safe, go to an alternate location...

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Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?What is my shelter plan?What is my evacuation route?What is my family/household communication plan?Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.As you prepare your...

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