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Old 09-07-2012, 03:55 AM
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US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

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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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

I read that too.

If Homeland security was not creepy in every other way, I'd think it was a successful attempt at being cool.

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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

aww damn life was going to be like a movie for a moment... i was thinking "shopping malls away from nuclear power plants here i come... after i stock up at bars and on strippers"

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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

the CDC did the same thing last year before hurricane Irene

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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

They got my hopes up.

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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

Lets be honest here, should someone want to chow down on you I doubt anybody will be none the wiser until they are being eaten.

Bath Salt incidents prove this.

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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

So...I'm confused.. how will having at least 10 guns, a baseball bat, a machete, and a pogo stick get me through a hurricane?

just wonderin..

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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

The CDC was handing fliers out for this about 6 months ago in Atlanta. I guess it was effective.

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Re: US Gov't Warns ' The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming'

hmm.... am i ready for the zombies? well, just need to get several more cases of shells then i'm ready! Not sure how shotgun shells are gonna help me in a hurricane though.

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They r warning us to be prepared for Dec 21st just in case. At least have 2 weeks worth of water & canned food, tp, antibiotics ect...

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