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NMSU Campus Health Center fuels spirit of emergency preparedness with 'Zombie Kit'

Preparations for Halloween are pretty standard: Candy... check. Costumes... check. Scary decorations... check. What about a zombie apocalypse survival kit? This year, New Mexico State University students can get that at the Campus Health Center.

Between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 pm. on Monday, Oct. 31, students can get a free zombie preparedness handout, goodies and have a chance to win a zombie apocalypse survival kit.

"Halloween is the perfect time to think about emergency preparedness. The CDC has provided a fun educational link to emergency preparedness through their zombie outreach education," said Lori McKee, NMSU executive director of health & wellness.

The Centers for Disease Control created "Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness 101" in an effort to get more people thinking about emergency preparedness plans. The CDC has put together a "Zombie Survival Guide," which identifies the cause of zombies and provides some tips about preparing not only for the "Zombie Apocalypse," but also for real emergencies.

"We want to encourage our students to get on the NMSU website to update emergency information and be prepared," McKee said. "We will have tricks, treats and tips available on Monday so stop by the Campus Health Center."

The CDC has more about the "Zombie Apocalypse" as well as a graphic novel about how to prepare at: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies_novella.htm?s_cid=ccu102411_005. NMSU students, faculty and staff can update emergency preparedness information at https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/etm/index.php. For more emergency planning tips, visit NMSU's emergency preparedness site at http://www.nmsu.edu/emergencyplanning/.