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Zombie Apocalypse: CDC Preparedness Guide Offers Parents Advice On Zombie Invasions

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Better brush up on your zombie family plan, it's almost May 21st.

We all know our time is limited. In fact, May 21st will see the end of the world, according to Harold Camping and hordes of other believers. But would you ever think that zombies would end it?

The CDC just might.

The Centers For Disease Control created a preparedness guide for families outlining what we should do in the case of an emergency with a special section on zombie invasion.

Unfortunately, I’m completely serious.

Here are some notes taken straight from the website:

Pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in case zombies invade your home…or your town evacuates because of a hurricane. Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don’t have a chance! If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation.

It’s apparent to a careful reader that this advice is a way of attracting people to the website to learn about real emergency procedures, like tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes, but if you skim over, you might just think that the CDC believes zombies might roam the earth. Of course, they’re capitalizing on May 21st prediction to get traffic to their site, and of course it’s working. The site crashed yesterday after it got more traffic than it could handle.

Kids who read this guide (and they no doubt will since kids are well aware of the impending end of the world date that’s quickly approaching) might think it’s real. So if you get any questions, here is the website for you to peruse.

But in case Saturday really does see a zombie invasion, run for the hills!

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