Zombie warning for preparedness

Last updated 11:14 07/09/2012
NOT REAL: A zombie at Dragon Con 2012 depicts the latest 'threat' propositioned by the US Homeland Security Dept.

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"The zombies are coming!" the US Homeland Security Department says.

Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies.

The theory: If you're prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help you during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year first launched a zombie apocalypse social media campaign for the same purposes.

Among the government's recommendations were having an emergency evacuation plan and a change of clothes, plus keeping on hand fresh water, extra medications and emergency flashlights.

A few suggestions tracked closely with some of the 33 rules for dealing with zombies popularised in the 2009 movie "Zombieland," which included "always carry a change of underwear" and "when in doubt, know your way out".

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- AP

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