Kansas Governor to Sign 'Zombie Preparedness Month' Proclamation

epa04356558 People costumed as ghouls and zombies gather at a Zombie flash mob in central park of St.Petersburg, Russia, 16 August 2014. The Zombie flash mob refers to the worldwide annual events of the 'Zombie Walk' where people dress up as zombies. The Zombie Walk was originated in the USA and took place for the first time in Sacramento in 2001.  EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
epa04356558 People costumed as ghouls and zombies gather at a Zombie flash mob in central park of St.Petersburg, Russia, 16 August 2014. The Zombie flash mob refers to the worldwide annual events of the 'Zombie Walk' where people dress up as zombies. The Zombie Walk was originated in the USA and took place for the first time in Sacramento in 2001. EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEVANATOLY MALTSEV / EPA

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It’s never too early to start preparing for the zombie apocalypse — at least if you’re in Kansas. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is rolling out a campaign asking residents to be ready for just that possibility, with Gov. Sam Brownback set to sign a proclamation Friday designating October as Zombie Preparedness Month. While the idea of an actual zombie attack is just in jest, being ready for any disaster situation isn’t.

“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,” Devan Tucking, of the Division of Emergency Management, said in a statement. “This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective.” State officials said preparing for a zombie disaster involves coming up with an emergency plan and gathering adequate survival supplies.

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