PREPARE FOR A TERRORIST ATTACK if you are worrying about it. If you spend time thinking about it and feeling stressed about biological warfare, for example, take steps to make your immune system as strong as possible. If you're worried about an attack on our food supply, store up emergency food and water. If you're worried about finding your loved ones in the event of a disaster, designate a place where you will meet, a phone number outside your city to call in case of emergency, etc.
The civilian population is the terrorist's target. That's you and me. Your chances of personally being attacked are small, but if you're worried about it, the first step is to take actions that will make you feel more prepared. Check out the following sources, and put the ideas into action. When you feel prepared, you will feel less worried. You will be less terrorized. You will have defeated the terrorists just that much.
Terrorism: Preparing for the Unexpected
Put out by the Red Cross, this article gives you a list of things you can do ahead of time, plus what to do if disaster strikes. Print it out and study it. The Red Cross has a lot of material on what to do about terrorism. See their main terrorism site here.
What To Do If Exposed
Here is the experts' brief explaination of what you should do if you are exposed to chemical, biological, nuclear, or nerve-agent weapons.
Advice About Weapons Of Mass Destruction
This is a letter written by Red Thomas, giving you an idea of what each weapon will do and what you can do to minimize your danger.
How Prepared Are You?
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Experts believe that old saw is generally sound advice. But where does a homeowner draw the line between “vital supplies” and “panic buying?” This will give you a good look at a list of essentials, and some optional items with commentary by experts.