Area Residents Stock Up on Gas Masks; Ask About Protection for Animals
Area retailers are doing brisk sales in gas masks and other war and terrorist-related items, reports The Advocate of Stamford.
Eve Rothbard, the co-owner of Liberty Army and Navy with stores in Westport and Norwalk, said she has seen a resurgent interest in gas masks, water purification kits, chemical suits, survival blankets, ready-to-eat meals and other survival gear since talk of war heated up earlier this month.
She said she has sold about 150 gas masks in the past week between her two stores.
A sales associate, Jennifer Green, told the newspaper: “They are mostly housewives who are paranoid. We even have people asking for gas masks for their animals.
The Advocate said she noted that she’s not aware of any products suitable for family pets.