CDC: Get Ready for Zombie Apocalypse
Or, you know, a hurricane
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2011 9:00 AM CDT
Even the CDC is nervous about zombies.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The CDC wants to make sure you’re prepared … for a zombie apocalypse. In a blog posting Monday that quickly became the organization’s most popular ever, Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan offers helpful tips to prepare for the invasion of “flesh-eating zombies.” Conveniently enough, many of the steps can also be used to prepare for other emergencies and natural disasters, like preparing an emergency kit and a family emergency plan.

An emergency kit, the blog notes, can “get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp,” while an emergency plan indicates important things like “who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep.” Or, if you happen to be facing, say, a hurricane instead, you could use the same kit or plan. A CDC spokesperson tells Fox News the organization came up with the “tongue-in-cheek” campaign after someone asked if zombies were a concern after the radiation crisis in Japan. The blog is here, though the site appears to be crashed at the moment—here's hoping they had an emergency plan...