"A fun and low-stress way to get families involved" in preparing for a disaster.
Kansas is preparing to make sure that a zombie apocalypse doesn't catch them by surprise.
In an attempt to turn the modern fascination with zombies into a public safety lesson, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will proclaim October "Zombie Preparedness Month."
One Kansas official explained that it is more fun to prepare for a zombie attack than to train on a real disaster, "We came up with the idea of Zombie Preparedness Month because it is an engaging way to get people on board with emergency preparedness." Another added, "If you're equipped to handle the zombie apocalypse, then you're prepared for tornadoes, severe storms, fire and any other natural disaster."
If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” the state noted in preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
Instead of preparing for a chemical attack on the state or possible nuclear strike, the state government feels that it is better to present a disaster that people are into. With hit TV shows "The Walking Dead" and the upcoming "Z Nation" from Syfy channel, it gives people a chance to help get ready for disaster scenarios such as floods or fires.
“This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective.”
Kansas isn't the first government institution to prepare for an upcoming zombie apocalypse. A few years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their own plans for the event of a zombie apocalypse.
“There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example,” the CDC noted. “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.”
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Kansas officials plan to hold public meetings on the zombie apocalypse and will hand out emergency supplies at the end of the month. The state recommends keeping enough supplies on hand to last for several days in case an emergency situation arises.