Is the Zombie Apocalypse Coming to Maine?
Apparently not everyone is convinced that zombies don’t exist, even after the government so graciously cleared up this matter for us. The residents of Bangor, Maine — eight counties worth of people, actually — are among these non believers. In fact, this past Thursday they all participated in an emergency zombie apocalypse drill of sorts in the event that the undead will rise in the near future.
How does one prepare exactly for a zombie uprising? Basically, members of hospitals, nursing homes and public service agencies all joined together to simulate what it would be like.
So here’s the scenario they came up with — the hypothetical pandemic originated in Jamaica and proceeded to spread all over the world through zombie bites. Participants of the dry run who were “bitten” were marked with a sticker, but if they didn’t receive the necessary hypothetical medical treatments in time, they would then enter stage two and eventually turn into full-blown zombies.
“This gives us the opportunity to do something a little bit different, but it still has the same principles that would apply in a real situation,” said Kathy Knight, director of the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center.
To make things more fun (lots more fun), those portraying zombies were decked out in heavy makeup, wax and fake blood. If all of you want to get in on the excitement (excuse us, emergency response drill), just watch ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ which was airing on a projector screen as part of this whole apocalypse initiative. We’re confident the principles are the same.