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Vail CO, Colorado

Terror tips

Joey Brooks. I have developed a four-step program to be safe from terrorists. Step 1. Make an emergency supply kit. Consider putting two kits together, a main location kit and a 24/7 terror travel kit. These kits should include a gallon of water per day, canned and dried foods, warm clothes, sleeping bag, flashlight, battery-powered radio, first-aid kid, toilet articles, toothbrush, a face mask for nose and mouth, or a T-shirt will do, duct tape, garbage bags, and plastic sheeting. Step 2. Make a family communication plan. Plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in different situations. If the cell phone power’s down, just be patient. Choose an interior room or one with as few windows and doors as possible. Use pre-cut plastic sheeting to seal windows, doors, air vents, and turn off all air vents. Watch the TV, listen to your battery-powered radio, check the Internet. If you see large amounts of debris in the air, create a plan to get away. Step 3. Be informed. Decipher the threat, ask yourself, a natural or man-made emergency? Step 4. Remain calm. Be patient and think before you act. That is all.

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