We have all seen at least one Zombie movie in our lives and up until today I thought all those horror movies were fake. I say up until today because the CDC has posted the following information on their site: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
. OMG it seems that Night of the Living Dead, Night of the Comet, Zombieland and The Walking Dead are based actual facts that we didn’t know about until now. They have known about it for while and for some reason they are releasing the information now.
So how do we prepare for the day when the dead become the undead? Well below are the tips that the Centers for Disease Control has given us:
First they say get an Emergency Kit ready with the below items just in case they come for your brains:
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 driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
First Aid supplies (although you’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)
Now once the kit is ready, here are the next steps they suggest for us to stay alive with our living loved ones so that we don’t become dead then not dead craving brains and flesh.
1 – Identify the types of emergencies that are possible in your area. Besides a zombie apocalypse, this may include floods, tornadoes, or earthquakes. If you are unsure contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information.
2 – Pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in case zombies invade your home…or your town evacuates because of a hurricane. Pick one place right outside your home for sudden emergencies and one place outside of your neighborhood in case you are unable to return home right away.
3 – Identify your emergency contacts. Make a list of local contacts like the police, fire department, and your local zombie response team. Also identify an out-of-state contact that you can call during an emergency to let the rest of your family know you are ok.
4 – Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don’t have a chance! This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast.
They then went on to say that if we were attacked by Zombies, the CDC would be on the case and try their hardest to stop them from spreading any further than they have already gotten. I saw that episode of The Walking Dead where they got to the CDC and it didn’t turn out the way the CDC is telling it will go down. But I will remember that that is just TV and this is real life and they know what they are doing.
I mean, I am sure they have test subjects that they are already working for a cure like they did in Resident Evil. Wait where did they get those test subjects? How many do they have? How do they kill them? Have they figured out how it spreads? And so on…?
Wow up until, I read Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse I was a happy little girl living every day thinking that the dead would stay that way, but now that I know different I don’t know how I will sleep tonight. Can someone with a heartbeat hold me until I fall asleep?