You might think you're prepared if a zombie outbreak took place right now, but don't forget that a big factor in your survival will be your location. It's very likely you're not the only one in your area, and other factors need to be considered, such as your neighbors being able to defend themselves and military support. How does your state rank in The Zombie States of America? Continue reading to find out...
The images below are courtesy of BuzzFeed who worked with data form travel planning company, Hopper: "Using their extensive knowledge of regional America, they crunched the numbers to deduce which states were best equipped to create a brave new world in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Combing through Hopper's extensive data, BuzzFeed marked the most important stats used to rank states' survivability.
A few caveats:
- Guns are essential to making it in a zombie wasteland, but use them sparingly. The noise alerts both the shamblers and the marauding raiders to your location.
- While the number of Walmarts is indicative of quantity of supplies, keep in mind that name recognition will make any big box deadly in the initial outbreak. Be prepared to use lethal force on both the undead and your fellow survivors.
- Hospitals have lifesaving supplies…surrounded by hordes of zombies. Before the complete breakdown of society, the infected would be transported to medical facilities where they would then bite every doctor, nurse, and elderly patient in sight. Proceed with caution."
According to the data, it looks like the Daily Dead team will continue to report on the latest zombie news, even when the zombie apocalypse becomes a reality for those in states like North Dakota and Vermont. You can check out all of the state totals below:
For more information on individual state breakdowns and the information Hopper used to rank top states, visit: http://www.hopper.com/blog/preparing-for-the-zombie-apocalypse-a-hopper-certified-survival-guide/