Government Says Get Ready For Zombies
September 10, 2012 by Bryan Nash
The Homeland Security Department urged citizens on Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, according to The Associated Press. The rationale behind the warning is that if you are prepared for zombies, youâ€™ll probably be able to survive a national disaster.
The government recommends that you have an evacuation plan in place, a change of clothes, water, medications and flashlights.
This isnâ€™t the first time the government has warned citizens about the zombie apocalypse. In May 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a post urging people to prepare.
At that time, the following supplies were recommended:
- 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 driverâ€™s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
- First Aid supplies (although youâ€™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)
Earlier this year, following Rudy Eugeneâ€™s cannibalistic attack in Miami, the CDC denied the existence of zombies.
Agency spokesman David Daigle wrote in an email to the Huffington Post: “CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms).”