Are You Prepared for a Zombie Invasion?CDC's innovative "Don't be a Zombie. Be Prepared" educational campaign suggests we all take steps to be prepared for any emergencyKristine Oase-Guth(530) 621-75822012-10-12Public Health

As the fall season approaches, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is encouraging residents to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Don’t be a Zombie. Be Prepared” campaign by doing three simple things – get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. According to Kristine Oase-Guth, Health Education Coordinator with the HHSA Public Health Preparedness section, “If your family and neighbors are prepared for a zombie invasion, then you’re ready for any emergency whether it’s fire, extreme weather or a pandemic.”

Oase-Guth offers the following tips to residents for all-hazards preparedness:

  • Get a Kit. After an emergency, it may not be possible to get to the grocery store or other supply stores. Take time now to put together an emergency preparedness kit. It’s important to have at least three to seven days of food, water and supplies for each member of the household, including pets.
  • Make a Plan. Develop a family emergency plan that details how to contact one another, how to get to a safe place, and what to do in different situations. Practice this plan before an emergency.
  • Be Informed. Learn more about practical common-sense preparedness. Staying informed can help our community successfully prepare for, adapt to, and recover from disasters.

For more information on zombie preparedness, visit www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies or www.bt.cdc.gov, or contact the Public Health Preparedness section at (530) 621-7580.

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