What is it with Halloween day and zombies? After our story earlier today about the science behind a zombie apocalypse, a couple more news stories related to zombie preparedness have come our way.
First up, the American Red Cross of Los Angeles posted a disaster-themed emergency preparedness video on its YouTube channel. Using the zombie apocalypse as a backdrop, the survival expert in the video gives some handy tips such as where to find water after you have run out of your three-day emergency supply (make sure to prepare your own kit from this handy guide). “You can find water in many places, like streams, a hot water heater and even the toilet top tank!” Other tips include finding food (did you know dog treats are safe for human consumption, even though they may be an acquired taste?) and starting fires.
So check out the video, and make sure to prepare a family plan in case of such emergencies!
Next up, we learned that the US Military is preparing for a zombie apocalypse, and it’s not a prank. Starting on October 31 and lasting for two days, the US Marines and Navy special-operations forces will be on an island off the coast of San Diego training for a dire scenario that is somewhat based on last year’s CDC Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide.
The emergency response exercises will include a Hollywood-style production of a zombie attack. In the scenario a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point some members of the team are bitten by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment.
With the US Military being trained to deal with zombie attacks and the science of a zombie apocalypse becoming possible, shouldn’t we all do our part to prepare ourselves to deal with this and any other such emergencies?
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