Tax Dollars at Work: CDC Warning Americans of Zombie Apocalypse

Posted: May 18, 2011 3:57 PM

Emergency Preparedness 101: Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse America.

The Center for Disease Control has dedicated an entire blog post to helping people prepare for when zombies take over the world and even posted a picture of a zombie so people in an emergency can tell what a zombie actually looks like. CDC sent out a notification about the instructions on Twitter and it crashed their blog site ( FoxNews has the story.

"Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation.

"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the posting reads. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. 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."

The post, written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, instructs readers how to prepare for "flesh-eating zombies" much like how they appeared in Hollywood hits like "Night of the Living Dead" and video games like Resident Evil. Perhaps surprisingly, the same steps you'd take in preparation for an onslaught of ravenous monsters are similar to those suggested in advance of a hurricane or pandemic.



Seriously, that happened.