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Brownback Declares October “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas

Governor Brownback and 15-year-old Faith Tucking at the signing ceremony. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Governor Sam Brownback was joined by a teenager in zombie makeup today at the Kansas Statehouse as he signed a proclamation marking October as “Zombie Preparedness Month.” The strategy behind the proclamation is an eye-catching way to get Kansans thinking about emergency preparedness.


“I do know you have to be prepared. Preparedness is important and that’s what we’re trying to get people paying attention to, to get prepared for any natural disaster. If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” says Brownback.

State officials say the first step is to make sure there is enough food, water and other supplies in the home to last for 72 hours.

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Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed October as “Zombie Preparedness Month.” That not-so-serious name is aimed at getting people to think about a serious topic. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports.


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Governor Sam Brownback is standing next to 15-year-old Faith Tucking, who’s decked out in bloody zombie makeup. The idea behind “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas is an eye-catching way to think about emergencies. The supplies needed to survive a zombie attack will actually benefit you in other emergencies.

“Preparedness is important and that’s what we’re trying to get people paying attention to, to get ready for any natural disaster. If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” says Brownback.
 
State officials say the first step is to get enough food, water and other needed supplies to last for 72 hours. It’s also a good idea to get CPR training and prepare an emergency kit for vehicles.
 

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