A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion.
The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor. The “concerned citizen” said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.
“We’ve had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh,” said Lynn Wyeth, head of information governance.
The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities.
Ms Wyeth said she was unaware of any specific reference to a zombie attack in the council’s emergency plan, however some elements of it could be applied if the situation arose.
Other submissions to the council have included requests for records of paranormal activity and haunted buildings within the city.
- BBC News
UPDATE: Leicester may not be ready but the CDC has it covered. (H/t: Lorenzo)
NEW UPDATE 18/6/11: “Sir, that impossible situation we never planned for? Well we’d better come up with a plan!”. There were dead men (and women) walking in Leicester.