With zombies still the topic of many hit television shows and movies, preparing for the zombie apocalypse remains a concern for some. The Kansas of Division of Emergency Management is utilizing the popularity of zombies to encourage all Kansans to prepare for an emergency.
Governor Sam Brownback will sign a proclamation designating October as Zombie Preparedness Month Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office in the Kansas Statehouse.
"If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything," is the theme of Zombie Preparedness.
"If you’re equipped to handle the zombie apocalypse then you’re prepared for tornadoes, severe storms, fire and any other natural disaster Kansas usually faces," said Devan Tucking. "This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective."
"We came up with the idea of Zombie Preparedness Month because it is an engaging way to get people on board with emergency preparedness," said Angee Morgan, deputy director of Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
The two obviously go hand in hand. You prepare for a zombie apocalypse just as you would a natural disaster; home emergency kits with survival supplies to last at least three days and an emergency plan.
The public can learn more about disaster and zombie preparedness on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the Crestview Shelter House at 4901 SW Shunga Drive in Topeka. A disaster-on-the-go pack is free to the first 300 people! The zombie fun run/lurch begins at 1 p.m.
For more information on preparing for an emergency, visit www.ksready.gov