Zombies? In British Columbia? Are you serious?
Well, sorta. The threat of zombie attack is a popular phenomenon around the globe and with it comes the message to "be prepared". Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, avalanches, interface fires, severe storms and hazardous material spills are some of the dangers that could threaten lives and cause extensive damage in British Columbia. And while the chance of zombies a-knockin' on your door is pretty slim, we do believe that if you're ready for zombies, you're ready for any disaster.
Follow along with us this week as we provide you with an arsenal of zombie preparedness tips, videos, photos and even some advice from a zombie-attack survivor.
- Watch this video about how a little girl foiled a zombie attack on her family. You might learn something.
- Tip #1: Ensure your gas tank is always half full.
- Tip #2: Have emergency kits for your home, office and car.
- Tip #3: Have a plan!
- Tip #4: Get an emergency kit.
- Tip #5: Have an out-of-province contact.
- Day One: Outbreak
- Day Two: What's For Dinner? Hopefully Not My Brain
- Day Three: Close Encounter
- Day Four: Evacuation Order
- Day Five: Humans: 1, Zombies: 0. On the Road to Recovery.
Facts and Advice
- Know the risk in your area. Other than zombie attack, your region may be susceptible to flooding, earthquakes or tsunamis. Find out and get prepared.
- Devise a plan. When zombies attack, or wildfires strike, you'll have to act fast. Your plan should include:
- Safe exits from your home and neighbourhood;
- A meeting place to reunite with family; and
- Pre-determined out-of-province contacts so friends and family will know you're okay.
- Get an emergency kit. There's no time to collect supplies when zombies are shuffling around your neighbourhood! Make sure to assemble grab-and-go kits for your home, office and vehicle. They should contain supplies for a minimum of 72 hours.
- May was chosen for Zombie Awareness Month because cult classics like "Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead" are set in spring.
- Last year, the US Center for Disease Control created a graphic novel, Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic, that demonstrates the important of emergency preparedness.