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Ace Gunner
09-07-2012, 11:07 AM
Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalypse' to urge better emergency plans

WASHINGTON - "The zombies are coming!" the Homeland Security Department says.

Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you're prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency hosted an online seminar for its Citizen Corps organization to help emergency planners better prepare their communities for disaster. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year first launched a zombie apocalypse social media campaign for the same purposes.

Emergency planners were encouraged to use the threat of zombies — the flesh-hungry, walking dead — to encourage citizens to prepare for disasters. Organizers also noted the relative proximity to Halloween.

Among the government's recommendations were having an emergency evacuation plan and a change of clothes, plus keeping on hand fresh water, extra medications and emergency flashlights.

A few of the government's suggestions tracked closely with some of the 33 rules for dealing with zombies popularized in the 2009 movie "Zombieland," which included "always carry a change of underwear" and "when in doubt, know your way out."

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http://news.yahoo.com/seriously-government-warns-citizens-zombie-apocalypse-urge-better-230018621.html

Online:

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention: http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse

FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate

Ace Gunner
09-07-2012, 11:08 AM
srsly, the gov't was not and has never been "prepared" for emergency. See New Orleans. But hey, thank you so much for putting this POS together on my tax dollars.

saphojunkie
09-07-2012, 11:17 AM
srsly, the gov't was not and has never been "prepared" for emergency. See New Orleans. But hey, thank you so much for putting this POS together on my tax dollars.

If you were prepared, it wouldn't be an emergency.

L.A. Chieffan
09-07-2012, 11:19 AM
maybe you missed the very first sentence in the very first paragraph?

and q

listopencil
09-07-2012, 11:31 AM
It's a government agency doing its job. I know it's surprising, but it happens occasionally.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-07-2012, 11:58 AM
I think they've just noticed everyone walking around constantly staring at their cell phones.

MahiMike
09-07-2012, 11:59 AM
yep, the zombies in Washington have been wreaking havoc for decades.

Rausch
09-07-2012, 12:00 PM
I think they've just noticed everyone walking around constantly staring at their cell phones.

Right.

Zombies...

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Right.

Zombies...

I'm glad you saw what I did there.

Bump
09-07-2012, 12:28 PM
they didn't say zombies are coming dumbasses. They said prepare like you would for a zombie apocalypse and you would be prepared for everything. It was like an analogy that most people with a brain can understand.

Lumpy
09-07-2012, 12:34 PM
Just hit the bong and don't worry about it.

FYP :D

Saul Good
09-07-2012, 12:36 PM
they didn't say zombies are coming dumbasses. They said prepare like you would for a zombie apocalypse and you would be prepared for everything. It was like an analogy that most people with a brain can understand.

Brains?

BRAAAAAAAAINS! /zombie

boogblaster
09-07-2012, 12:36 PM
ima prepared ... underwear spam water porn 2 guns and ammo .....

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-07-2012, 01:23 PM
ima prepared ... underwear spam water porn 2 guns and ammo .....

Why do you need underwear?

Zeke
09-07-2012, 01:33 PM
so basically stock up on as much ammunition and guns as possible to prepare for a hurricane?

Got it!

griZZly64
09-07-2012, 02:02 PM
this story is like years old

ChiefRocka
09-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Still worth another view


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEGNDMMReWk

Hog Farmer
09-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Well, the only thing left for my survival kit is a Flamethrower. Zombies hate flamethrowers . Anybody got one they want to sell ?

Caseyguyrr
09-07-2012, 02:16 PM
bring it, i will be ready

Chest Rockwell
09-07-2012, 02:17 PM
The Balto/DC area has not one, but two relevant baseball teams in September. It's for damn sure SOME sort of apocalypse is nigh.