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January 26, 2016
Greetings @DavidSecurity here on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 with an UPDATE on the Security situation in Tunisia and I also wanted to share with you (1) practical tip which you can do to prepare yourself for an emergency situation while living overseas.
In our last post we talked about the need for additional security awareness during the month of January and here we are with a curfew in place.
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The nationwide curfew is from 10pm – 5am and the word is that IF things go well this week it may be lifted soon BUT we need to continue to maintain a HIGH security awareness throughout these days.
Tunis — The situation appeared calmer Saturday in Tunisia, after a nationwide night-time curfew was declared, while demonstrations continued in some regions at the 7th day of social protests over jobs and development.
Why should we be concerned?
Check out our latest Video Update…
Risk For Expats:
- Breakdown in police response.
- Large scale civil unrest.
- Another major incident (i.e. terrorist attack or political violence) could initiate a period of widespread chaos.
Let’s take a pause and appreciate the beautiful weather…oranges and nice Tunisian People… NOT all is doom and gloom!
On the positive side…
Tunisian Security Forces remain active, and Tunisia continues to receive wide support from the international community. Additionally, this new security development remains a strictly local NOT aimed at foreigners etc.
Still we need to exercise caution and remain informed. A practical way to prepare for unexpected days of chaos is by putting together a EMERGENCY KIT or Home Emergency Bag….
There’re lots of ways to go about this and each individual person or family will have their own unique needs and requirements. Here are some general guidelines:
- Think 72 hours supply.
- 3 days of food/water/ essential supplies such as medicine etc.
- Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
Have a security/safety question? Let us know…