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Study ranks cities on ability to survive zombie apocalypse

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If a zombie apocalypse were to happen there’s a few places you can head, assuming you have enough skills and resources to outrun the zombies.

Career Builder ranked the 53 largest U.S. metropolitan areas based on their ability to survive a zombie apocalypse.

There were two cities in Michigan that made the list, Grand Rapids and Detroit.

The study, based on data from Economic Modeling Specialist Intl., ranked the cities based on four categories. They included the ability to defend against a flesh-eating virus, ability to contain said virus, ability to find a cure for said virus, and the ability to outlast the epidemic with a good food supply.

Grand Rapids ranked 12 overall out of the cities in the study. It was No. 1 for food supply, No. 18 for containment, No. 42 for cure, and No. 53 for defense.

Even though the city was ranked pretty high, you still won’t have a good chance of surviving there. The city isn’t well equipped to cure the virus or defend residents against the zombies.

Detroit isn’t a better option. The Motor City ranked No. 41 overall.

It ranked 5 for containment, 44 for cure, 52 for defense and 44 for food supply.

The city that is best equipped to survive the apocalypse, according to the study, is Boston.

Boston was ranked No. 1 overall. They ranked 17 for containment, 1 for cure, 14 for defense, and 29 for food.

If you can defend the zombies long enough to create a cure, then you’re all set.

But then again, it’s all fun and games until the real apocalypse happens. Then we’ll see what cities are really better off.

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