"We've made a great deal of progress, and we really urge that during this state of emergency... don't travel unless you absolutely have to." Tomblin's said while safely entrenched in a secret, underground, Capitol Complex Safe Room. "Let emergency vehicles run while we continue to try to get the power back on, the Zombies put down, and the flooding has receeded." adding, "We hate that Zombies are out on the highways when our live citizens have to stay home. However, it's for the best."
Governor's declaring a State of Emergency is not unexpected in Winter months, but even that is used rarely. Something then governor, Jay Rockefeller, learned the hard way in 1977. Shortly after being sworn into office as Governor, Rockefeller warned of a Blizzard and shut down the state government. That Blizzard never came. Since then, every governor since, has been cautious in using the dreaded 'State of Emergency'. That's why this announcement is being taken seriously.
"For Tomblin to shut down the Government and declare an emergency in the summer months is quite unusual," said WV Weather Bureau Chief, Cole D Graupel. "Storms are bad enough, but add to that floods, power outages and Zombies? That's a recipe for the Apocalypse."
One insider reports Tomblin is confiding in pastors and seeking guidance. "He truly believes it is no coincidence that all this is coming right after Obama received approval from the Supreme Court to tax Americans for Universal Healthcare. I mean, look! Washingon DC is even shut down. It's like God has opened the Heavens and a new wave of plagues are hitting America -- beginning with face-eating Zombies. Now, with power-outages shutting down whole states and more storms on the way, I can't say he's wrong."
Appalachian Power reports that over 200, 000 people are without power. Shelters have been opened in many communties. Please refer to your local paper and emergency radios for further announcements.
For information on dealing with Zombies, please consult our Zombie Survival Series [LINK] from Shepardstown College Professor, Dr. Pat Hogen.