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This week, the Centers for Disease Control issued guidelines for how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Among the pointers posted on its blog: have an emergency kit in the house, in case it takes a couple of days before you get to a zombie-free refugee camp. And pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in case zombies invade your home, or in the more likely event of a hurricane.

Shortly after the CDC posted the tongue-in-cheek advice, the site was mobbed and it crashed. But, never fear, it has been resurrected and you can get to it through

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