Florida County’s ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Plan Goes Viral: “It Can Be Assumed That These Messages Will Not Be Taken Seriously By The General Public”

Florida County’s ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Plan Goes Viral: “It Can Be Assumed That These Messages Will Not Be Taken Seriously By The General Public”

One of the primary response activities will be advising and equipping the citizens of the county to protect their own lives and shelter in place as much as possible.  This will be done in four phases.

The first will be upon the first estimate that the Zombie Apocalypse has begun.  It can be assumed that these messages will not be taken seriously by the general public.  The second will be in close proximity to the full arrival of the Horde.  The third will be reconnaissance and resupply of known survivors, and the fourth will include reorganization into stronger, more dynamic blended units of government responders and survivors to secure more safe areas to inhabit.  Each of these phases will require full activation of the Incident Command System.

Recovery Activities: The Okeechobee County Post-Disaster Recovery Annex contains policies that will guide redevelopment and hazard mitigation activities following the Zombie Apocalypse.

See the entire plan @ www.okeechobeeeoc.com/Annex%20Z.pdf

Okeechobee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 2010


Primary Recovery Coordination Agencies: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners,

Okeechobee County Administration, Okeechobee

County Office of Emergency Management, Okeechobee

County Sheriff’s Office

Support Agencies: All Okeechobee County Agencies and Departments, Palm Beach County

American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, Okeechobee County Chamber of

Commerce, City of Okeechobee, Private Utility Agencies, Private Insurance


NIMS: All functions under the Okeechobee County Recovery and Mitigation Annex will follow the County

NIMS / EOC Integrated Management System.

I. General


The following goals, objectives, and policies contained in this plan will guide redevelopment and recovery activities within the unincorporated areas of Okeechobee County following the Zombie Apocalypse. They have been written to comply with Section 163.3177 (9) and (10), Florida Statutes; and Rule 9J-5.012, Florida Administrative Code. This plan will be reviewed and updated every five years. All corrections and amendments can be found on the “Change Pages” at the end of this document.

The goals, objectives, and policies make up the Okeechobee County Zombie Apocalypse Annex.

These topics include:

 Mass Evacuation

 Shelter in place

 Security / public use of weapons policy

 Suspension of local laws, rules, regulations, taxes, fees

 Continuity of Government

 Long term individual / small group sustainability

 Logistic support

 Community redevelopment priorities

 Restoration of essential services and facilities

 Power, communication, water, and waste service

 Debris Clearance Strategies

 Corpse removal and sanitation

 Rebuilding and reconstruction management principles

 Landscape management of redeveloped areas

 Building and safety code adequacy

 Redevelopment of high hazard areas

 Publicizing redevelopment plan policies

 Community education on redevelopment activitiesOkeechobee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 2010

II.  Levels of the Zombie Apocalypse

Activities to implement during  Zombie Apocalypse have been grouped into  four phases:

Preparatory  Period,  Immediate Emergency Period, Short Term  Assistance  Period, and Long

Term Recovery Period. Major activities carried out during each phase are presented below:

A. Preparatory Period (Public Information, Logistic Organization, Planning)

1. Public Information / Education

2. Mass Care Planning

3. Equipment and Resource Staging

4. Critical Infrastructure Hardening

5.  Interagency Coordination Activities

6. Mutual Aid / Vendor Contract Confirmation and Update

B. Immediate Emergency Period (Evacuation, Security and Humanitarian Relief)

1. Search and Rescue

2. Emergency Medical Care

3. Safety, Security, and Traffic Control

4. Initial Impact Assessment (Damage Estimation)

5. Implement Legal and Financial Procedures (State of Local Emergency,  Disaster

Declaration, emergency purchasing)

6. Emergency Debris Removal (Roads, Essential Routes)

7. Emergency Transportation

8. Sheltering and Mass Feeding

9. Public Information / Education

10. Mutual Aid Response Coordination

11. Volunteer Resource Response (goods and services)

12. Resource Management and Distribution

13. Emergency Communications

14. Temporary Buildings

15. Enactment of Special Ordinances

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