Want to be ready for anything that may happen? Nuclear war, floods, hurricanes? Then get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising.
“That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency,” the CDC’s Ali Khan advises.
The CDC’s blog crashed for a while after Khan posted his only partly tongue-in-cheek advisory, replete with pictures of real-life zombies. Well, sort of real.
Khan, a veteran of Hurricane Katrina, the aftermath of the Haiti quake, and other disasters, eases readers in to the boring part about being prepared.
“So what do you need to do before zombies… or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored),” he advises.
You can see the whole post here, unless it crashes again.
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