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Emergency Preparedness 2016

Dalton Daily CItizen, Dalton Magazine

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25 Be Prepared — Emergency Guide Threats of terrorism As the events of Sept. 11, 2001, demonstrated, terrorist attacks can occur quickly and unexpectedly. All Georgians should learn about potential threats and know that by making a simple phone call, you may help thwart a terrorist attack. Be aware of suspicious behavior • Surveillance: Video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps or binoculars near key facilities or events, • Suspicious questions: Attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail or email, regarding a key facility or people who work there. • Tests of security: Attempts to test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event. • Acquiring supplies: Attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for a key facility/event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack. • Suspicious persons: Anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or near a key facility or event. • "Dry runs": Behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities/events, timing traffic lights or other suspicious activities. • Deploying assets: Abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials or persons being deployed near a key facility/event, Say something • If you see someone behaving suspiciously, report it to local law enforcement. The Georgia Office of Homeland Security also has a Georgia Office of Homeland Security devoted to reporting such behavior. Source: Georgia Emergency Management Agency (706) 217-6397 308 South Thornton Avenue Dalton, GA 30720 Miss a Day. Miss a Lot. Don't miss another day of the area's top news source, sign up for EZ Pay today. When you place an order or renew your current subscription to The Daily Citizen using EZ Pay we simply charge your credit card or debit your checking account an automatic, affordable monthly fee. No paper bills, no stamps, no envelopes. It's that easy! 054000206331 Independent Insurance Agent

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