It’s the end of the world as we know it… and we eat BRAINZ!

By DeusExMacintosh

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)

Be Prepared...

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.


  1. Posted June 13, 2011 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Once again, the CDC in the US is ahead of the pack. (So to speak.)

  2. Patrick
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    DEM, I can’t resist sending you this way…


  3. Posted June 13, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] – doesn’t surprise me given (a) how similar zombie apocalypse is to most other emergencies, (b) how sick and twisted microbiologists are, especially if they play with the nasties-of-awesome-beauty in level 4 like they do on the shores of Corio Bay. [[hmmm…. biohazard showers… HEAVEN]].

    Actually zombie apocalypse is pretty mild – level 3 stuff (especially if “Shaun of the Dead”, where the employers would love the minimum zombie wage and uncomplaining workforce). The CDC would have had to deal with *much* worse scenarios that make zombie apocalypses or nuclear war look mild – their contingency planning for Ebola Reston when it went airborne but before they realized that mutation luckily stopped it killing humans while it still turned monkeys into hot bloody soup bags would probably be classified, because they could probably include recommendations about triggers to nuke Washington DC or New York to minimize damage, or at least, shoot down any planes leaving the area.

  4. Posted June 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    That’s okay Patrick, it’s only the Heil on Sunday. And Hitchens is wrong, actually. It was the pagan tradition to assign people to the ‘worthy’ and ‘unworthy’ poor, Christian charity assisted all comers and recognised that reducing human suffering was more important than enjoying the opportunity to be judgemental (consider Jesus’ criticism of the Pharisees for wanting to exercise power over others). Pagans based a person’s value on their deeds, Christians chose instead the soul. And yes a lot of contemporary Roman criticism of Christian charity was about the “free rider” problem.

    Paul was a converted Roman preaching to a culturally Roman audience (though actually most converts were Greek which is why we have the new testatment preserved in that language rather than latin). The “real” christianity debate started as soon as Christ was crucified and is still ongoing.

  5. Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    “Sir, that impossible situation we never planned for? Well we’d better come up with a plan!”

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