Most people laugh at the idea of a zombie apocalypse, but others take the idea seriously and are preparing for such a scenario. The entire state of Kansas is hopping onboard the zombie apocalypse wagon and has declared the entire month of October “Zombie Preparedness Month.”
The state of Kansas is encouraging residents to prepare for disasters and such scenarios as blizzards or floods. Since a zombie apocalypse would be a worse case scenario, officials believe that if residents are prepared for something as extreme and unlikely as the zombie apocalypse, they would be ready for anything, including more plausible disasters and scenarios.
“If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” the state noted in preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
The state doesn't necessarily believe a zombie apocalypse will happen, but said the idea of planning for such a scenario can seem fun to some people, especially families with children. They believe the name of the event will help motivate more people to prepare for all different types of disasters and allow them to have some fun doing it.
“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 a Kansas state official. “This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective.”
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Some people believe that a zombie apocalypse is much more likely to happen than what many people think and Kansas is not the first government or agency that is preparing for such extreme situations and scenarios.
Just a few years ago the CDC shocked and even scared some people when they released a plan for surviving the zombie apocalypse.
“There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example,” the CDC said in a statement. “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.”
How would you prepare for such a scenario and do you believe such a thing could ever really happen?