Think the Zombie Apocalypse will never happen? Think again. Being prepared for zombies means being prepared for any disaster scenario. It’s not just about the zombies. Zombies (according to our definition at ZombiBox) are a metaphor for the unprepared. The Zombie Apocalypse is a metaphor for any natural or unnatural disaster. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, political upheaval, war, and terrorist attacks just to name a few. Well, it seems that Illinois is taking the zombie thing seriously too. In a disaster preparedness kinda way. They created “Zombie Preparedness Month”: an Illinois State House Resolution 0030 which states:
“WHEREAS, If the citizens of Illinois are prepared for zombies, than they are prepared for any natural disaster”
FULL TEXT OF HOUSE RESOLUTION:
“HOUSE RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters are real and all Illinois citizens should be aware of the potential danger; while prevention of natural disasters is not viable, citizens can be prepared with emergency supplies and plans; and WHEREAS, If the citizens of Illinois are prepared for zombies, than they are prepared for any natural disaster; while a Zombie Apocalypse may never happen, the preparation for such an event is the same as for any natural disaster; and WHEREAS, Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year and can have lasting effects, both to people and property; and WHEREAS, Over 60% of Americans are not practicing or preparing for natural disasters, and only 39% have developed an emergency plan; and WHEREAS, Practicing for preparedness makes perfect, and staying safe is important for the citizens of Illinois; and WHEREAS, Citizens should have supplies on hand, which may include, water, food, medications, tools, electronics, sanitation and hygiene, clothing and bedding, important documents, and first aid; and WHEREAS, Having an emergency plan and supplies can reduce the negative impacts of natural disasters or help avoid them completely; and WHEREAS, Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters; and WHEREAS, Emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime; citizens of Illinois should prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse; therefore, be it RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that all Illinois residents are encouraged to participate in preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse, and have a plan that includes, signing up for local texts and weather alerts, developing emergency communications for the household, collecting significant documents and storing them in a safe place, and gathering emergency supplies; and be it further RESOLVED, That all Illinois citizens are urged to follow and act on disaster preparedness guidelines of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency; and be it further RESOLVED, That we designate October 2017 as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in the State of Illinois, and urge all Illinoisans to educate themselves about natural disasters and take steps to create a stockpile of food, water, and other emergency supplies that can last up to 72 hours.” ~ PDF
CNN Article: Being prepared for zombies is now a real thing in Illinois
The whole point of zombie preparedness is a fun (and serious) way to get the attention of the people so they actually take action to prepare for natural disasters. Americans are unprepared. Period. As a general rule very few people actually do any kind of preparing for any disaster. Which leaves too many people unprepared. These are the zombies. These are the people that will be wandering the streets looking for food and water, and in the event of a prolonged disaster scenario, there will be gangs of looters and criminals (zombie hordes) that will kill to get food water and other things of value. These people are as dangerous as zombies, and will not think twice to hurt you or your family to get what they want.
Being prepared is necessary for zombie survival.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse means being prepared for ANY disaster.
Are you ready?