CDC Advice About Zombies? The End Of The World Saturday?

By: CDC Advice About Zombie Apocalypse? The End Of The World Saturday?
By: CDC Advice About Zombie Apocalypse? The End Of The World Saturday?

When you hear the renowned Centers for Disease Control is issuing advice about a zombie apocalypse, you might think "it's possible, the end of the world is near."

But not so fast.

The CDC's guidelines are a tongue-in-cheek effort to get people ready for emergencies.

We'll get to that in a moment, but what about the "end of the world" hype you may have heard recently?

CNN reports listeners of Family Radio in California claim Saturday will be the Day of Rapture and the beginning of Judgment Day, which they claim will not last 24 hours but five months.

They claim those who are saved will go to Heaven and those who aren't will be in bad shape here on Earth, according to CNN, and the group talks about earthquakes and the world ending completely on October 21.

Believers of this event have traveled in RVs to spread their message. They've put up billboards.

CNN reports "it's the kind of belief that riles up churchgoers who insist no one can know when Judgment Day will come, and the sort that many say does a disservice to Christianity. And it’s the kind of message that delights the types who are planning tongue-in-cheek End of the World parties and are responding to a Facebook invitation to attend a post rapture looting. Rapture events, including one at a tiki bar in Fort Lauderdale, are being hosted by American Atheists. News outlets, comedians and even Doonesbury can’t seem to resist a good end-of-the-world prophecy."

CNN even traveled around with some of the believers. CNN found them firm in their beliefs. CNN also found a "sea of skeptics."

Back to the CDC and zombies: A recent posting on the organization's website drew lots of attention. And that was the point. Reports indicated the website crashed because of people trying to read the report. We had to load it several times before we got the whole version.

"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the website reads. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."

Turns out the supplies you need to survive a zombie apolcalypse are the same supplies you need to weather a hurricane or other disasters, like water, food, medications and so on.

The CDC also advises you to plan your evacuation route.

"When zombies are hungry they won't stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast!" reads the website. "Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don't have a chance! This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast."

While zombies aren't on our horizon, hurricane season is. Check out the CDC article to get some important reminders of disaster preparation and maybe have a few laughs while you do. The link is below, as is a link to the CNN article on the end of the world group.


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  • by Hellbound Location: Bath on May 25, 2011 at 08:57 PM
    I must admit that I don't know Jesus Christ personally, but from what I've read it would appear that he was the FIRST documented Zombie in history.
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      by Anoymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 03:41 PM in reply to Hellbound
      That is so stupid. he was not a zombie. He healed people. You should really try and read the bible. it might help you out! You think it is cool to think you are headed for the bad place. but when judgement day comes you will be sorry for not changing your life to live for christ.
  • by What low lifess? on May 25, 2011 at 03:43 PM
    Okay, So really ZOMBIES?. obviously who came up with zombies coming and ended the world is not to brilliant and has never read the bible. i mean seriously zombiess. Oh My gracious. The only one that knows when the world is going to end is God and he is not going to come back when everyone is expecting that i mean seriously guys how many people have predicted the world was going to end. they were def. wrong because we are still here.. oh, and making a movie about 2012 i seriously doubt that will happen either. at my school people sayd they cried and they were scared. first off they havn't read the bible. and the reason they were so scared is because there life is not right with christ. and they should have not been sitting at home crying but being out trying to get there life right. i am a baptized. and i know the bible and know that Christ is the only one that knows when it is going to endd. :)
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      by rjfuzzz on Jun 6, 2011 at 03:06 PM in reply to What low lifess?
      religion is reason we have war and all the criteria that go with it. it is just opinion so leave it some where else
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        by Anoymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 03:44 PM in reply to rjfuzzz
        um. I would allow someone to kill me if i was standing up for Jesus Christ. and everyone has a opinion. and if you don't believe in jesus that is your choice but when judgement comes you will wish you changed your life for him.
  • by ALEX Location: ENC on May 25, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    How can this guy call himself a "believer?" This means that you believe that God has the specific time and date for the end of the world and you trust in Him to handle things.
  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2011 at 11:19 AM
    BTW HARRY: ------> Only god knows the Judgement day!
  • by Raymond Location: Chocowinity on May 21, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    Dirty Harry could shoot and kill a zombie in the head. With his S&W 44 mag. " Make My Day " !
  • by Michelle on May 21, 2011 at 04:25 PM
    This is just another way to show all of the people here on Earth that God is still in charge. No man will ever know the time nor date that he will come to take his people home.
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      by Anoymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 03:45 PM in reply to Michelle
      And that is def. the truthh!
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboror on May 21, 2011 at 03:30 PM
    Ahhhhhhhhhh, they just got the last of my brains.....ahhhhhh
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on May 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to Lavon
      Lavon, we knew that a long time ago...it shows... really...it shows.
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      by Anonymous on May 22, 2011 at 05:51 PM in reply to Lavon
      They didn't get much!
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      by chris on May 23, 2011 at 03:31 AM in reply to Lavon
      Poor little starving zombie , somebody go get barlow so the zombie can at least have an appetizer size serving.
  • by ladybug Location: Greenville NC on May 21, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    Its after 6pm, no earthquake and I'm still here!!!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on May 21, 2011 at 03:32 PM in reply to ladybug
      Do zombies look like poodles with pink bows?....Hey, think I see one...looks like a cat....calico...opps, there goes that poodle after him....
  • by katie on May 21, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    thought George Bush gave yall BUSHCHECKS years ago (money stolen from hard working folks as usual, so what are you complaining about; be happy for a change
  • by katie on May 21, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    i aint got time for ignorance; im not still living in 2008 thinkin about the election cause I cant get over who won; ive moved on with life
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