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Terrorism and Natural Disasters

Preparing for the Unexpected - A Message to the Campus Community

Recommended Activities

All Americans, including those traveling in the transportation systems, should continue to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicious items or activities to local authorities immediately.
Everybody should establish an emergency preparedness kit as well as a communications plan for themselves and their family, and stay informed about what to do during an emergency situation.

Mass Transit Measures

The United States Government will continue to closely monitor and analyze threat information and share that information, together with guidance for protective measures, with state, local and private sector authorities as well as the general public as part of the sustained national effort to prevent terrorist attacks and protect our homeland.

Recommended Activities
All Americans, including those traveling in the transportation systems, should continue to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicions items or activities to local authorities immediately.
Mass transit passengers should report unattended property or suspicious behavior to uniformed crew members and/or law enforcement personnel.
Everybody should establish an emergency preparedness kit as well as a communications plan for themselves and their family, and stay informed about what to do during an emergency situation.

Learn More About Preparedness

72 Hour Kits

All Americans can visit www.ready.gov

You can see the latest information at the links below. Please disseminate the following recommendations and information to fellow members of the campus community through any means available (related links to other webpages are noted at the bottom of this message). Take note that much or most of this information applies to areas off campus and your travels beyond eastern Idaho, rather than here at Idaho State University. Please note that this announcement was issued nationwide and is not unique to eastern Idaho or the campus of Idaho State University.

--Review Idaho State University's Emergency Response Manual for information on how to respond to emergencies on campus.

-- Closely monitor news reports and Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio/TV stations.

-- Report suspicious activities, call 282-2515 for an immediate response on campus, 9-1-1 off campus. Examples are persons taking photographs of critical facilities, asking detailed questions about physical security or dressed inappropriately for weather conditions (suicide bomber). Report these incidents immediately to law enforcement.

-- Expect delays, searches of purses and bags, and restricted access to public buildings. Expect traffic delays and restrictions.

-- Take personal security precautions to avoid becoming a victim of crime or terrorist attack.

-- Avoid crowded public areas and gatherings. Do not travel into areas affected by the attack or that is an expected terrorist target.

-- Keep emergency supplies accessible and automobile fuel tank full. e prepared to evacuate your home or shelter in place on order of local authorities.

-- Develop and review family emergency plans. Be prepared for disasters and family emergencies. Increase family emergency preparedness by purchasing supplies, food, and storing water.

-- Assist neighbors who may need help.

-- Avoid passing unsubstantiated information and rumors.

-- Continue normal activities but be watchful for suspicious activities. Report criminal and suspicious activity to local law enforcement. Continue to enjoy individual freedom. Participate freely in travel, work, and recreational activities.

-- Become active in your local Neighborhood Crime Watch program.

-- Network with your family, neighbors, and community for mutual support during a disaster or terrorist attack.

-- Learn what critical facilities are located in your community and report suspicious activities at or near these sites.

-- Contact local officials to learn about specific hazards in your community.

-- Increase individual or family emergency preparedness through training, maintaining good physical fitness and health, and storing food, water, and emergency supplies.

-- Be familiar with local natural and technological (man made) hazards in your community and what measures you can take to protect your family.

-- Keep recommended immunizations up-to-date.

-- Know how to turn off your power, gas, and water service to your house.

-- Know what hazardous materials are stored in your home and how to properly dispose of unneeded chemicals.

-- Support the efforts of your local emergency responders (fire fighters, law enforcement and emergency medical service).

-- Volunteer to assist and support the community emergency response agencies (Idaho Citizen's Corp). Take a first aid or CERT class.

Related Links

Department Homeland Security
     DHS Center for Domestic Preparedness

Federal Bureau of Investigation
FEMA
Red Cross
Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
Centers for Disease Control

Last Modified:07/22/14 at 09:54:28 AM