You will need more than these recommendations to survive an undead event -- like, for instance, a shotgun
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual warning: that a zombie apocalypse is coming, and you'd better be prepared.
Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan, MD, who heads the CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, wrote:
The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this idea has led many people to wonder "How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?"
Khan recommends such standard disaster procedures as keeping water and bleach on hand, and planning a family meeting place if a disaster hits.
Which is great, but it leads us to the question: Why is the CDC telling us to do this?
The zombie warning was the brainchild of Dave Daigle, who heads communications for the CDC's preparedness department, which has a $1.4 billion budget this year and is responsible for addressing public-health concerns in the wake of major disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. Most recently, the CDC's disaster unit helped out with Haiti's cholera outbreak and with radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear meltdown.