British Columbia Preps Citizens for Zombies

If you're ready for the undead, you're ready for anything
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2012 2:27 AM CDT
Updated May 24, 2012 5:45 AM CDT

You've picked on the wrong little girl, zombie! That's the message a feisty British Columbian has for a walker who aims to eat her brains in a video produced by the province to prepare its citizens for an invasion of the undead. Actually, not really. It's a clever ruse to get citizens to pay attention to advice on being prepared for emergencies, which may or may not include a zombie invasion. Preparations for any disaster are similar. As the little girl explains on the video to the zombie she finds in her house, she's not afraid because her family has followed sound emergency advice: Know the risks, come up with a plan, and have an emergency supply kit. "Ar, ar, ar, ar," says the zombie. "I've been foiled."

The entire BC emergency preparedness website is peppered with zombie references, like: "Day Two: What's for dinner? Hopefully, not my brain." While "the chance of zombies a-knockin’ on your door is pretty slim," the site acknowledges, "we do believe that if you’re ready for zombies, you’re ready for any disaster." BC officials aren't the first to come up with the idea, notes Wired. The Centers for Disease Control offers a helpful graphic novella on how to survive a zombie pandemic. So take that, zombies. (More emergency preparedness stories.)

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