Friday, May 20, 2011
Preparing for hurricane season? Or for an invasion of zombies? Either way, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has you covered.
In a blog post earlier this week, the CDC did what many emergency preparedness messages fail to doÂ â€“ it got our attention:
There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. Thatâ€™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 youâ€™ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe youâ€™ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.”
The CDC went on to adviseÂ us to have an emergency kit on hand at home:
This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored).”
Once you’ve made your emergency kit, the CDCÂ wisely suggests youÂ sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan. This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your door step. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergency.
WhileÂ the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)Â may not have tips for managing zombie risk,Â we doÂ recommend you have an up-to-date home inventory to be prepared for any disaster. To help you create this inventory, check out our free online home inventory tool Know Your Stuff.