There is a history of wars in every country. Only today, these wars are far more subtle but equally as deadly. These wars are being fought in the realm of terrorist attacks both near and far.

Attacks are happening left and right and Terrorist is claiming responsibility for major bombings and suicide missions, and they promise more destruction in the future. They’re far more dangerous than most people realize and will use any means necessary to carry out their plans.

They’re even taking advantage of the many refugee crises and slipping into countries by posing as refugees. From there, they regroup and then spread out, eating away at the safety and structure of a country like cancer.

Sadly, too many people believe that the government is going to keep them safe from these terrorist attacks. But the latest bombings show that the government can’t have eyes and ears everywhere.

That’s why it’s up to you to protect yourself and your family. You can begin by paying attention. When the threat level is higher than it normally is, you need to take steps to reduce your odds of becoming a potential victim.

Stay away from high-profile target areas. This would be places like well-publicized public arenas or airports that could be a target. If an area or place is popular and well known, it could be a target since the goal of terrorists is to kill as many people as possible per strike.

Set up a Terrorist emergency plan and go over it with your family. Arrange a place where everyone will reconnect in the event of a strike. Go over all evacuation routes and how everyone will be able to travel to your emergency place.

Make sure everyone knows not to deviate from the plan. Know ahead of time who will be getting who if you have family members who need transportation or if you have children too young to travel by themselves.
Never get so comfortable in your surroundings that you don’t pay attention when something seems off. If your gut feeling tells you that something isn’t right about a place or a person, then listen to it.

Make sure that you have preparations ready to go in case you have to get out of an area in a hurry. In the event of a Terrorist strike, an area can become devastated and the essentials may not be available.

You should have a survival bag ready to go for every member of your family. Time is of the essence in an emergency. Keep enough survival supplies ready to get you through 72 hours so that you’re prepared if you’re cut off from food and water.

In light of today’s news about terrorists, it’s not a matter of if they’ll attack but where and when. Your best defense is awareness and preparedness.