Imagine receiving a message from your phone from your local officials telling you their is a city-wide power outage along with a "zombie alert." Yes, this actually happened.
The message was sent on Sunday during a power outage in Lake Worth, Florida at about 1:45 a.m., but it also warned of “zombie alert for Lake Worth and Terminus,” potentially referencing the city in the zombie TV show “The Walking Dead.”“There are now far less than seven-thousand-three-hundred-eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity,” the notice said
.Lake Worth has a community Facebook page. On it, they tried to defuse things.
“We are looking into reports that the system mentioned zombies,” Ben Kerr, the city’s public information officer, said in the post. “I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message.”
And that was not the ONLY zombie-related news this past week.
Pennsylvania police were forced to respond to 'strange messages' posted along busy road: 'No reports of zombies.'
"Zombies ahead!! Run!!!" the road sign read. It appears someone gained access to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation road sign and typed their own messages (the other was too obscene for this family-oriented blog).
All this got me to thinking: could you survive the zombie apocalypse if it were to occur? Do you already have a hiding place scoped out? What are the necessary tools to survive?