We have gotten warning after warning- something we did not get throughout the media on 9-11. We have no excuse not to be as prepared as possible!
The government trains employees on what to do and issues "emergency masks" that are next to worthless, but better than nothing. What prep or protection does the general population have??? Less than nothing, as the media only promotes more ignorance of the real threats and will thus be caught unaware in the event of an attack
Read my post on Go Bags and/or put together a "survivor" kit.
Keep it under your desk at work if you are in a building that would get "locked down" in the event of an attack, or at least in the trunk of your car. Take it home with you every day or wherever you spend the other 2/3 of your time. Remember, the farther away your gear, the less good it can do you when you need it to save your bacon!
Keep your car gassed up, and keep plenty of water in jugs, bottles, or a waterbob. After it sits for a while, you may want to rotate your stock. Water your plants or something with the old stuff so you don't waste it.
"We are all in this together," (nice cliche) but you can only rely on yourself (and the kindness of strangers)- not the government- to provide for your immediate needs in the middle of a crisis.
Sure an attack may happen at any time, but what good does knowing that do unless you take action to prepare for it so you can live to fight back?!?! Failure to take personal action to prepare and protect yourself is irresponsible and can result in the death of yourself and loved ones.
I pray we never have to use our gear, but that if we are attacked, we are all as prepared as possible.
Good luck and God bless!