- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Wednesday officially making October “Zombie Preparedness Month,” as a fun way to get Kansans ready for natural disasters.

Mr. Brownback said he and his youngest son, Mark, 18, have talked a lot about what to do if a zombie apocalypse happens. The governor said he would head to his parents’ farm in Parker for safety, The Wichita Eagle reported.

“My son and I talked about this. It would be best to go to my dad’s farm and get on a combine. Then you could move through — hopefully you’ve got enough fuel. That was his idea. But I don’t know, I’m not as up to speed on that,” Mr. Brownback said when asked what he would do to survive a zombie attack, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

“If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” he said in a statement. “Although an actual zombie apocalypse will never happen, the preparation for such an event is the same as for any disaster: make a disaster kit, have a plan and practice it.”

The governor declined to say which member of his staff he would most likely eat if he became a zombie himself, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Devan Tucking, a human services official with the Department of Emergency Management, said Kansans should stock their homes with food, water and other supplies that can last them up to 72 hours.

Ms. Tucking’s 15-year-old niece, Faith Tucking, joined her at the ceremony in full zombie makeup, The Wichita Eagle reported.

The proclamation was one of nine Mr. Brownback signed Wednesday promoting a variety of causes ranging from fire and auto safety to bullying prevention, the newspaper reported.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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