Gov. Sam Brownback to declare October Zombie Preparedness Month

The month is organized by Kansas' Division of Emergency Management

Published September 23, 2014 7:10PM (EDT)

A still from "The Walking Dead"        (AMC/Gene Page)
A still from "The Walking Dead" (AMC/Gene Page)

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is set to sign a proclamation this week officially designating October as Zombie Preparedness Month. Weird? Yes, we suppose so. Charming? Double yes. Smart and creative? Triple yes!

Spoiler: Brownback doesn't actually think zombies will attack Kansas, of all places. The campaign's theme is, "If you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for anything."

"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," said Devan Tucking, a spokesperson for the Division of Emergency Management in a statement. "This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective."

According to a recent report, Kansas is the sixth most disaster-prone state in the country, although I don't believe that ranking includes fictional plagues.

By Joanna Rothkopf

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