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Most Ignore Call to Stockpile Duct Tape, Water

Most Americans shrugged off recent U.S. government advice to stockpile water, duct tape and plastic sheeting as protection against a possible terror attack, a survey released on Monday showed. The ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed no spike in public concern over a potential attack in the week after the U.S. raised its threat alert to “high,” the second-highest level, and warned citizens to be on their guard. More than 70 percent of the 1,042 respondents polled between Wednesday and Sunday said they felt no added stress or anxiety about a potential attack since the Feb. 7 change in alert status. Three quarters said they had not stockpiled emergency supplies at home as protection against an attack despite advice from Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge to do so. Only 3 percent said they had purchased duct tape as recommended. Less than 1 percent reported having gas masks on hand at home. Full Story

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