How to Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse by the CDC

How to Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse by the CDC
21st May 2011

The first step in preparing for a zombie attack — or for that matter a hurricane or pandemic — is to put together an emergency kit. “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,” Khan wrote.

You can’t say government scientists don’t have a sense of humor — or a healthy interest in genre fiction. (Khan’s favorite zombie movie, he says, is Resident Evil.)

The CDC’s “Zombie Apocalypse” post, which was published on Monday, got so much traffic that the agency’s servers couldn’t handle it, the New York Times reported. “A typical post gets 1,000 hits,” CDC spokesman David Daigle he said. “We got 10,000, then 30,000 on Tuesday, and then it crashed the server.”

So, while flesh-eating zombies probably aren’t going to terrorize your town anytime soon, a pandemic or natural disaster might, and the CDC’s advice is straightforward and easy to heed: put together an emergency kit (see the items you’ll need here), then sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan.

Read the full list of recommendations from the CDC


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