Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants you to be ready for a zombie apocalypse. Yes, really.

It's issuing zombie preparedness advice on the CDC website as a tongue-in-cheek way to get people to think about how to prepare for disasters like hurricanes or disease pandemics.

Turns out, these scenarios have a lot in common. In fact, people were so interested in knowing what to do, the website crashed temporarily on Wednesday.

If you want to know what to do, here are the CDC's tips: Make an emergency plan. Stockpile food, water and medicine. Keep a utility knife, duct tape and battery-powered radio handy, along with some changes of clothes. Also keep some cleaning supplies handy, along with key personal documents like a driver's license and birth certificate.

The CDC blog does admit though that "you're a goner if a zombie bites you."

Click here for your zombie invasion survival guide.

Do you think this is a good way to get people to think about being prepared for natural disasters or do you think it is a complete waste of government time and money? Post your comments below.