Ballard Community Center hosts crisis preparedness “Zombie Apocalypse Day” Saturday

By Joe Veyera

While many may think that the threat of a zombie apocalypse is nil, the steps to adequately prepare for an invasion of the undead are the same as those one should follow for nearly any major natural disaster.

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Ballard Community Center will host “Zombie Apocalypse Day II,” a family-friendly event with the aim of informing residents about emergency preparedness. The Seattle Fire Department, the Red Cross, and King County 2-1-1 will be among the exhibitors on hand discussing what to do to be ready for a crisis, while groups like Sound Seismic, Polar Bear Energy Solutions, and Puget Sound Solar will present how they can help ready your home for the worst, including earthquake retrofitting, and alternative energy options.

Luminara Luminescence will present their glow in the dark products, while Monty Reed will be giving demonstrations on emergency cooking, ham radio operation, and other useful skills to have in case of an emergency.

Several authors will also be on hand, including Matt Youngmark, who wrote “Zombocalypse Now,” a comedy/horror choose-your-own-ending novel that has readers evaluating what they (in this case, a stuffed bunny rabbit) would do in the event of a zombie invasion.

For more information on the event, and a full list of exhibitors and presenters, click here.

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The Zombie Apocalypse can be witnessed on Ballard Commons most days around 7-8pm.

The best way to protect yourself is to offer the zombies “help wanted” or “jobs available” flyers. Works like garlic for vampires.