Terrorists are always looking for ways to cause the most deaths possible. One of these ways is by striking with a biochemical attack.
Biological agents are found in nature and can also be manufactured. By using biochemicals, terrorists can possibly slip under the radar until after the event occurs.
Routes of exposure for biological weapons are:
One of the ways that terrorists might strike using this method is by attacking a major water system. Once the contaminant is introduced, it can travel widely and affect a great number of people before anyone realizes what’s wrong.
An entire city can be caught in the grip of this type of terror attack within just hours. Some biochemical agents can take days or even weeks for their symptoms to appear.
They might target your water supply, or some sort of food supply. It’s not simply the water supply system that’s vulnerable.
Anything that can be used to quickly spread a hazard, such as air vents, can be used.
In the event of an attack, you need to make sure you stay away from highly populated businesses and avoid crowds. That means don’t go to the mall, the grocery store or anywhere there will be a lot of people – including public transportation such as the subway.
Most people think fleeing is the right thing to do, but everyone is going to have to the same idea. The more people flee, the more the biochemical has a chance to spread.
Immediately after an attack, make sure you’re sheltered in a safe place. It might be handy to have some N95 masks to protect yourself and family from airborne exposure. Some serious preppers include a gas mask in their survival tools.
Don’t use any water that comes from the public utility. Instead, use the water that you’ve set aside in your survival stash that you’ve had for a while. This is why it’s important to plan ahead. Since water can be safely stored for years and you can’t survive without it, it’s wise to set aside a lot of it. However, if a strike does happen, make sure you boil water that you use for any reason and that includes bathing.
Listen to authorities to find out when they give the all clear for any kind of terror attack.