Homeland security is no longer solely law enforcement's responsibility. It calls
for a collaborative effort among citizens, corporations and the government. Terrorists
are working to obtain biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological weapons. The
threat of an attack is very real. The
City of San Antonio
and Bexar County
are working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
to strengthen local and national security.
Whenever possible, we want to stop terrorist attacks before they happen.
All Americans should begin a process of learning about potential threats so we are
better prepared to react during an attack. While there is no way to predict what
will happen, or what your circumstances will be, there are simple things you can
do now to prepare yourself and your loved ones.
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling
supply kit and developing a
family communications plan
, are the same for both a natural or man-made
emergency. However, there are important differences among
potential terrorist threats that
will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. With a little planning,
you can be better prepared for the unexpected.