Meet Chicago ‘Preppers,’ survivalists ready for the worst

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CHICAGO -- With increasing headlines of “doomsday” scenarios, more people are preparing for the worst.  Chicago groups have popped up training people how to survive any emergency.

Waysun Johnny Tsai, who leads the C.U.M.A Survival School says, “I see a lot of new people, a lot of beginners but now it’s very popular because of a lot of panic and fear that social media creates.”

Although the CUMA training focuses on extreme emergencies, he is urging people to develop at least a basic emergency plan.

Here are some links that may help your family prepare a plan:

https://www.ready.gov/

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/oem/supp_info/alertrespond.html

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/648