On the one hand, they get their panties all up in a bunch whenever everyday citizens start to ask questions about the doings of the Government yet do these odd ball things that really leave a citizen no other option for how to handle the matter…
An ominous blog entitled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” appeared on the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention’s website. Written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, the post is an informative though slightly tongue in cheek step by step guide to making sure you are ready the inevitable forced evacuation should they need to be issued.
Using the premise of a fictitious “Zombie Apocalypse” (a concept many are quite familiar with thanks to movies and video games), the post gives a step by step in making sure you have everything you are going to need ready in case the shit hits the fan.
“First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house," the posting opens.
"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)."
Other items to be stashed in such a kit include medications, duct tape, a battery-powered radio, clothes, copies of important documents and first aid supplies.
"Once you've made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan," the posting continues. "This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake or other emergency."
While to our more paranoid friends there is no doubt this is yet another of those infamous “wink,wink” moves the “Powers that Be” loves to do to us (you know because they like the fact that they know that we know that they know we know what they are doing and could really care less…), for the rest of us the CDC&P claims that the piece was done in good fun and noted that while fantastic in premise, the steps to prepare for a zombie apocalypse are the exact same as those one would take in order to prepare for a hurricane or other natural disaster.