BERLIN – The German government, facing major terrorism threats, is set to order its citizens to stockpile enough food and water to last for several days, a German newspaper reported Sunday.
“The population will be obliged to hold an individual supply of food for ten days,” the newspaper reported, quoting the government’s “Concept for Civil Defence.”
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper story – translated by Reuters — quoted a government source and said the requirement also will obligate citizens to keep enough water to last five days.
The country has experienced two radical Islamic attacks in recent weeks.
An Interior Ministry spokesperson said the plan will be discussed this week. The plan also urges citizens to stockpile blankets, medicine, coal, candles, wood, torches, batteries, matches and cash.
The 69-page plan said the goal is to “prepare appropriately for a development that could threaten our existence and cannot be categorically ruled out in the future.”
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