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Zombies were loose on the Lander University campus Thursday. The zombie attack is actually a disaster drill associated with "Zombie Apocalypse 2013," an exercise designed to test the effectiveness of the university's disaster response capability.

Students, faculty and staff practiced escaping the attack. At the same time the University's emergency teams were working to rescue and provide medical assistance to those who were attacked.

They administered medicine, (candy) to some students who were exposed and treated the anxiety of others. Lander officials say the attack is a fun way to get people's attention and teach the community how to be safe.

According to the CDC, "Zombie Apocalypse 2013" was conceived as a tongue-in-cheek exercise to provide new audiences with preparedness information. The agency said it has grown to be a very effective platform because it reaches people across a broad spectrum and stresses the importance of being prepared for any disaster.

Lander University is the only school in the state with their own Medical Reserve Corps. It's comprised of students learn safety techniques and can respond in a disaster.

The CDC also recommends that you have a plan for you and your family in case of a disaster. Have important documents ready to take with you and a meeting place established ahead of time. Here are some other items the CDC recommends you have

Assemble the following items to create kits for use at home, the office, at school and/or in a vehicle:

  • Water—one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery¬powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two¬way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

Visit the CDC website for more information

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