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Virginia Beach ranked fifth most likely to survive zombie apocalypse

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-05 22:12:45-05

Virginia Beach may be known as a resort city, but now it will be known for something else.

A new survey from Careerbuilder.com ranks the Virginia Beach fifth overall in a list of cities most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse.

The list ranked 53 cities with more than one million residents based on four categories–defense against the undead, containment of a zombie virus, the ability to cure symptoms and and food supply.

The main factor that put the city at the top of the list is the area’s ability to defend citizens from a zombie outbreak.

Many protective services are located in the area, from the Navy to Air Force–Army to Coast Guard–people from every branch of the military reside in Hampton Roads.

“In the event of a zombie apocalypse, demand would shift toward more survival-related skills,” the article says.

The list ranked Boston the first most likely to survive. New York was voted the least likely to survive.

“While these cities currently stand the worst chances of surviving a zombie apocalypse, a boost in certain industries could go a long way toward evening those odds,” writes Matt Tarpey, the author of the article.

So, if a zombie apocalypse ever happens, you can feel safe knowing that the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas will have the military equipment and the man power to take zombies down!