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Warnings trigger a run on disaster supplies

Americans skittish about the latest terrorism alert hit stores and the Internet on Tuesday to stockpile food, duct tape and plastic to be prepared for a possible attack. Monday’s recommendation by the Department of Homeland Security to stockpile a three-day supply of food, water and medicine and to have duct tape and plastic sheeting to seal windows and doors appeared to be taking hold around the country. The buying seemed more intense in New York City and Washington, D.C., widely considered the most likely targets for terrorists. The purchases came amid stepped-up security across the country since Friday, when the terrorism threat level was raised from yellow to orange, indicating a ”high” risk of attack: Full Story

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