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How to Act When in a Violent Terror Attack

For the insurance industry, there’s nothing more underscored than the possibility of – anything. Though terrorism used to be categorized as the ‘unthinkable’, in today’s world, it’s near impossible to escape the notion that terrorism can rear its evil head anywhere – Paris, France; Istanbul, Turkey; Berlin, Germany - and yes even FL, NJ, NY, CA and any remote unheard of place in the US of A.

As with risk of more common disasters – earthquake, flood, wildfire, hurricane, tornado, and so on – it is wise for family members to draw up an emergency plan for a terrorist attack. This includes becoming more attentive to suspicious activity, learning survival strategies, prearranging a contact place and number to connect with in the event your group becomes separated, and preparing a basic disaster kit made up of flashlight, batteries, first-aid items, bottles of water, canned food, radio,  whistle, blankets and other essentials.

What to do during a terror attack

  • Keep calm and collected
  • Follow directive from local authorities and emergency workers
  • Remain alert and lookout for the potential of further terrorism
  • Tune into television or radio emergency broadcasts and travel info
  • Administer first aid for any injuries

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What to expect following a terror attack

  • Substantial law enforcement presence
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Business and school closings
  • Travel restrictions
  • Evacuation of area

For an in-depth review of terrorism insurance, contact a trusted insurnace professional.


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Summary: Terrorism raises its evil head across the globe. Fight back with these anti-terror tips from Prime Insurance Agency.


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