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Gov. Sam Brownback to declare October Zombie Preparedness Month

The month is organized by Kansas' Division of Emergency Management


Joanna Rothkopf
September 23, 2014 11:10PM (UTC)

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."

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"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.


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