Earlier in the week, there was what many people are calling a zombie attack in Miami. OK, while it may not have been a REAL zombie attack, it did make me think pretty hard and actually get a little worried that zombies are among us. And just as I started to feel a little better about it, I found out that the national Center for Disease Control actually has tips for a zombie apocalypse!
The “zombie” from Miami was a man who was high on “bath salts” and actually started to chew another man’s face off. While he isn’t a real zombie, it does start to get me worried. The Center for Disease Control even has tips to survive a zombie attack!
The CDC has 4 plans of action they suggest everyone use to be ready incase zombies start to walk the earth!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
You can see other ways to get prepared, and what you should have in your emergency kit, at CDC.gov.