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article imageKansas Governor declares October Zombie Preparedness Month

By Greta McClain     Sep 28, 2014 in Odd News
Topeka - Forget tornadoes, Dorothy and Toto, zombies are what Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is worried about, prompting him to declare October as Zombie Preparedness Month.
As part of an initiative by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Governor Sam Brownback signed the Zombie Preparedness Month proclamation at the Kansas State House ceremonial office on Friday.
The goal of the initiative is to encourage residents to prepare for potential emergencies, including a zombie apocalypse, by tapping into people's fascination with zombies and television shows such as The Walking Dead. Throughout the month of October, officials will be encouraging residents to prepare a disaster kit that contains enough items to support every household member for 72 hours. In a press release, Deputy director of Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Angee Morgan, says:
"We came up with the idea of Zombie Preparedness Month because it is an engaging way to get people on board with emergency preparedness."
Kansas Division of Emergency Management posters advertising Zombie Preparedness Month
Kansas Division of Emergency Management posters advertising Zombie Preparedness Month
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Devan Tucking, an official with the Emergency Management office, believes the unique idea will indeed catch people's attention and encourage them to be prepared, saying:
"This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective. If you’re equipped to handle the zombie apocalypse then you’re prepared for tornadoes, severe storms, fire and any other natural disaster Kansas usually faces."
Kansas residents are even encouraged to send photos of their kits to Tucking. He will then select as many as five individuals and invite them to share their kits and ideas for preparedness at an event to be held in late October.
The month long initiative will be capped off with a Zombie Preparedness Day. The event will be held on October 25th at the Crestview Shelter in Topeka.
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