The CDC’s Advice On Preparing For A Zombie Apocalypse

Back in the 16th century the French astrologer Nostradamus predicted there would be a zombie apocalypse in the year 2021. As such, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Zombie Preparedness section on its website.

The section was originally launched back in 2011, and the CDC makes it clear it’s a joke, but also uses it as a means to give people real, important disaster preparedness guidance. For example, one blog post lists out exactly what you need to have stashed at home, in case of a zombie apocalypse (that could also help in the event of other disasters.)

In case you were wondering, they recommend one gallon of water per person, per day, and first-aid supplies, but they add, “although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane.” Lee Clarke, a sociology professor at Rutgers notes, “Zombies are just more interesting, and it draws people in.” (Yahoo