Nostradamus predicts zombie apocalypse will happen this year; CDC shares tips to help you

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(KMOX) - Nostradamus' predictions have come true before and if his guess on what will happen in 2021 also happens, the Center for Disease and Control and Preparedness wants to make sure everyone is ready.

The writings of the French astrologer predict that a zombie apocalypse will begin this year, after a "Russian scientist will create a biological weapon," according to Yearly-Horoscope.org. And on the very off chance that he's right, you'll want to check out the CDC's page on "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse."

Although it's a bit of a joke, it just so happens that being prepared to survive a disease that turns humans into flesh-eating zombies is very similar to prepping for other, more likely, catastrophic events.

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Here is what the CDC says everyone should have in their zombie emergency kit:
- Water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
- Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
- Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
- Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
- Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
- Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
- First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)

"If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak," the website states. "CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine).

This guide was first posted on the CDC's website in 2011, after the organization figured it would be a new way to make sure people were paying attention to their annual emergency preparedness guide.

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