FEMA’s Got Your Back
In a world where the Center for Disease Control (CDC) feels compelled to explain away zombies or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) denies the existence of mermaids, it should come as no suprise that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has started preparing for the zombie apocalypse. What is surprising, is how early it started preparing.
I was on the bus this morning reading the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, when a person sitting across the aisle took note of my reading material, and asked me how it was. After I gave the most glowing recommendation I could give for what is–let’s face it–a how to manual, he told me an amusing (and verifiable) anecdote. On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Washington Post interviewed FEMA Director Craig Fugate. OK, there’s nothing inherently funny in that. However, in a photo accompanying the article (and this post), you can see a copy of the Zombie Survival Guide on Director Fugate‘s bookshelf. Even if (as you can clearly see in the photo) he is ignoring Max Brook’s admonition to stay fit in the event of an apocalyptic situation (see Zombie Survival Guide), it’s good to see that someone has a plan for the coming zombie wars. There you have it. FEMA’s got your back…unless you live in New Orleans.