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Terrorism Hazards

Terrorism hazards are intentional events to instill fear and bring harm to people and places. Terrorists may use technologies, chemicals, materials and equipment to produce the desired result and these hazards usually occur with little or no warning. The terrorism hazards threatening the District of Columbia and its citizens may include active shooter incidents and radiological dispersion devices. You need to know precautions to protect yourself, your family, your pets and your community.

Use the ReadyDC website to learn about the hazards posing a risk to you. For each hazard affecting the District, ReadyDC informs you on the characteristics of that hazard, measures to take beforehand to avoid or lessen the impact of these events and what to do during and after the event.