Kansas Governor to declare October as ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – They’re creepy. They’re ugly. They’re dangerous. And they’re coming for you! At least in October.

Gov. Sam Brownback to declare October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas. He will sign the proclamation on Friday, Sept. 30, at 9:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office on second floor of the Kansas Capitol.

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.

Brownback will be 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,” said Brownback, “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 to participate in special Zombie Preparedness Challenges through the month of October.

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