Gov. Brownback will sign proclamation for ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’ this week

Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – Gov. Sam Brownback will sign a proclamation marking October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas.

Brownback will sign the proclamation at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office on second floor of the Kansas Capitol. He will be joined personnel from the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and other preparedness partners.

“If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” said Brownback. “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.”

During Zombie Preparedness Month, KDEM partners with other public safety agencies to provide information on emergency preparedness, including social media zombie preparedness challenges throughout the month.

“This is a fun way to highlight the need to be prepared for whatever comes our way,” said Devan Tucking, KDEM Human Services Officer. “By coming to our events or going online to participate in our preparedness challenges, people can work toward preparing their families for disasters and emergencies.”

To take the Preparedness Challenge, go online to and click on the link for Kansas Preparedness Challenge.

Visit us on Facebook at to participate in special Zombie Preparedness Challenges through the month of October.

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