Our world is changing and safety is on everyone's mind. Iowa is not immune to attack; damage to our lock and dam system on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, bio-terrorism against our crops and livestock, ease of interstate transportation runs through Iowa via I80/I35. Iowans need to be prepared for any situation. First steps are state-wide communication and exercising procedures against simulated events. Nothing beats communication and planning so that when an event occurs, emotions will be in check and the tested procedures will mitigate the severity of attack.