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Most not prepared for attack Poll: Americans let guard down

Most Americans have not followed the government’s advice to prepare for terrorism by stocking food and water, making a plan to contact family members and identifying a ”safe room” in their homes, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll shows. A year after the Department of Homeland Security launched a multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to encourage people to prepare for an attack, the percentage doing so is dropping sharply. Four in 10 people say they have a stockpile of food and water at home, down from six in 10 a year ago. Fewer than four in 10 have a designated contact person to help their families coordinate actions. And one-quarter of those polled have a designated ”safe room.” Full Story

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