CDC and FEMA Warn of Impending Zombie Apocalypse
Forget the new Resident Evil Movie, FEMA & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Warn of Impending Zombie Apocalypse
WASHINGTON, DC - Are you ready for a zombie apocalypse? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to help you prepare.
What started as a tongue-in-cheek idea to spread the word about preparedness - like a zombie virus - has become an ongoing campaign for the CDC to help citizens prepare for other types of disasters that might actually happen.
They have found that the Zombie Apocalypse campaign is a great way to get people thinking about preparedness - even if it may seem a little whimsical or far-fetched to some.
"If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack." said Dr. Ali Khan of the CDC.
The Zombie Apocalypse warnings are not only coming from the CDC, however. On Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hosted an online seminar to help emergency planners better prepare their communities if disaster strikes.
Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency page.
- Water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
- Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
- Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
- Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
- Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
- Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
- First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)