Found on the Internet: Map of the Dead

Zombies!
World view of the likely danger zones in a zombie apocalypse.

If you haven’t been under a rock for the last 5 years, you’ve been privy to (or involved in) the zombie apocalypse craze.    People are fascinated with what would happen in a zombie apocalypse.  How would it spread?  How would you survive? The website Map of the Dead gives you some answers.  On a macro level it shows you danger areas – places that will have a higher level of outbreak mixed with higher population density.  On a micro level, it shows you important places to you if you are trying to “survive” – clothing stores, medical facilities, sporting goods store, etc.

While this is ultimately a whimsical look at a fantasy future, it does show a few things that should interest you Armageddon survivors out there:

  1. The red zones it shows on the macro level show outbreak danger zones, regardless of what the outbreak is.  Be it zombies, superflu, the black plague, SARS, swine flu, or any number of other disease.  If a pandemic starts, it’s more likely to spread to these places and more quickly.
  2. The locations of interest the map displays at a micro level are actually places that you should be aware of.  These places are the places that you need to scavenge at to get needed supplies.  Unfortunately, many other people know about these places too, so they could already be cleaned out or you may have to fight over resources.  This is why I always stress preparedness.

 

Found on the Internet: CDC Addresses the Zombie Apocalypse

It’s a been a popular subject for the past few years and the US Center for Disease Control has finally jumped on board.  Writer Ali S. Khan wrote a post on the CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Blog about how to survive during a zombie outbreak:

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?”

Well, we’re here to answer that question for you, and hopefully share a few tips about preparing for real emergencies too!

[Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse] via CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Blog