Cataclysmic storms, increasingly unbearable heat, the return of JNCO jeans – all looming existential threats that plague humanity. But there is perhaps none more visceral, vile, and totally-like-to-happen than a zombie apocalypse.
If and when the zombie apocalypse occurs, Houstonians can rest a little easier knowing that Houston is most survivable city in the United States during a zombie apocalypse.
Comparing 200 cities in the United States, blog/company/ranking organization Lawn Love, ranked cities on how’d they fare in a zombie apocalypse through 30 metrics, including zombie survival categories: vulnerability, hideouts, supplies, protection, and mobility.
Specific metrics of number of pharmacies, shooting ranges, airports, homes with basements as well as population density, hikeability, and hospitals per square mile were also taken into consideration.
You might ask yourself: what kind of advantages does Houston have to offer in times of a zombie apocalypse?
Evidently, the Bayou City has a surplus of hunting gear stores, supermarkets, and helipads (obviously) among other advantageous resources.
“Houston (No. 1) is most prepared to fight zombies, with the most hunting gear stores, 18, and weapons and ammunition stores, 60. Houston also claims the most airports and helipads and has Gulf Coast access via ports and marinas to escape the living dead.”
For the record, Miramar, Florida was ranked as the worst city for surviving a zombie apocalypse.
Interestingly, the study also included a panel in which a number of experts were posited questions. Among which was the question: “What is the likelihood of a zombie apocalypse actually happening and why?”
Half of them responded that it is more likely than we think.