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Get ready for readiness ad campaign

Coming to a bus stop, billboard, television set, radio station, computer screen, mailbox or phone book near you: another admonition from the federal government to prepare for terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security is launching a public-education campaign today that urges Americans to put together emergency kits and communication plans so they can ride out a chemical, biological or radiological attack. It’s a mixed and somewhat unsettling message — get ready but don’t panic — that the government has been trying to deliver with mixed results since officials raised the nation’s terrorism alert to its second-highest level 12 days ago. Now, in the absence of another attack, skeptics wonder whether an alert-weary public will tune out more instructions about buying bottled water and duct tape. ”The average citizen has a hard time coming to terms with what their response to Osama bin Laden should be, person-to-person in their homes,” says John DeStefano, mayor of New Haven, Conn., and president of the National League of Cities. Full Story

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