October is Zombie Preparedness Month in Kansas
They’re creepy. They’re ugly. They’re dangerous. And they’re coming for you! At least in October.
During the month, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management will remind Kansans to be prepared for zombies, because if you’re prepared for that, you’re prepared for any emergency. To highlight the need for emergency preparedness, Govenor Sam Brownback will sign a proclamation marking October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas.
Brownback signed the proclamation at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office on second floor of the Kansas Capitol. He was joined by personnel from the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and other preparedness partners.
“Tornadoes, floods and other disasters are real and I’ve seen the destruction they can cause,” Brownback said. “I encourage all Kansans to take time to make an emergency kit for your home and car and have a plan to reach family in the event of an emergency.”
During Zombie Preparedness Month, KDEM partners with other public safety agencies to provide information on emergency preparedness, including social media zombie preparedness challenges throughout the month.
“The zombie approach is just a fun way to make people aware of a serious subject,” said Devan Tucking, KDEM Human Services Officer. “By coming to our events or going online to participate in our preparedness challenges, people can work toward preparing their families for disasters and emergencies.”
To take the Preparedness Challenge, go online to www.ksready.gov and click on the link for Kansas Preparedness Challenge. Visit KDEM on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kansas-Division-of-Emergency-Management/67758892983 to participate in special Zombie Preparedness Challenges through the month of October.