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Gov. Brewer signs bill requiring nuke preparedness

PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature wants its constituents to be prepared in case a
nuclear bomb goes off high in the atmosphere or a massive solar flare disrupts
electronic communications and the power grid.

Gov. Jan Brewer also wants residents to be ready, so she signed a bill Friday
requiring the state’s emergency management agency to develop recommendations for
citizens just in case of nuclear attack.

The recommendations must include the type and quantity of food, water, and
medical supplies that each person should stockpile in case an electromagnetic
pulse occurs over the U.S.

The state Division of Emergency Management is required to post the
recommendations on its website and update them at least every five years.

Senate Bill 1476 was sponsored by Republican Rep. David Farnsworth of Mesa.

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