Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse

The CDC now has a page with preparedness tips for the next Zombie Apocalypse.

If you read that closely, you might notice that the preparedness tips are exactly the same as their tips for Hurricanes or Pandemics.

So maybe this is a good way to get folks to pay attention to disaster preparedness?

Must be better than the way that that some office buildings make preparedness into a mind numbing drill that is certain to take the edge off of any possible hint of preparedness.

Perhaps a suggestion for your next fire drill – have zombies show up and find out how many people were ready and how many got eaten by the zombies.

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One Comment on “Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse”

  1. riskczar Says:

    I love the CDC zombie post and thank you for bringing it to my attention. It is consistent with a quote from the book The Unthinkable where Amanda Ripley writes: “The best warnings are like the best ads: consistent, easily understood, specific, frequently repeated, personal, accurate, and targeted.”

    But in some organizations with conservative cultures (read: no sense of humour) without an understanding that sometimes ones needs to get a bit creative to get people to read life-saving (and generally boring) information like evacuation procedures. Putting out an internal memo like the zombie one – while effective – is probably career limiting. But then again, so is dying in a building fire.

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