Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Emergency BC Info website preps Canada for the Zombie Apocalypse

Safety isn't funny, and thus the Emergency Info BC website typically isn't funny. This week, however, the site plays to the popularity of zombies with Zombie Preparedness Week, and a multi-pronged Web approach to educating Canadians about safety.

We have to wonder, ahem, if Emergency Info BC took a cue from a neighbor to the south. The CDC ran a similar campaign, preparing us all for the Zombie Apocalypse, with a Zombie Apocalypse survival kit, back in mid-2011.

Copycat or no, what the Emergency Info BC site says is true:

"And while the chance of zombies a-knockin' on your door is pretty slim, we do believe that if you're ready for zombies, you're ready for any disaster."

In addition to the website and its tips, Emergency Info BC is also featuring a "guest blog" that gives a diary-like view of a zombie attack.  In addition, they've launched a Twitter campaign and a Zombie Apocalypse preparedness video (below).

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Zombie attack or no zombie attack, the site could help you. Indeed, the site's tips for Zombie Apocalypse preparedness sound suspiciously like the sort of tips one might need for an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, or any other natural or unnatural disaster. As the site says:

"Other than zombie attack, your region may be susceptible to flooding, earthquakes or tsunamis. Find out and get prepared."

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