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January 24, 2007

Lowndes County - Valdosta and Lowndes County leaders are preparing for the worst by planning for the future.

Representatives from city and county schools, hospitals and government attended the first pandemic preparation meeting of the year.

They say if an epidemic hits south Georgia, schools and businesses could shut down.

They say the county and all businesses should have a plan on how to remain operational during a disaster.  "For business to continue and essential services to be provided they will have to have a plan in place for how they are going to continue on when 30 to 40 percent of their employees are unable to attend work," says Deborah Adams, Committee Co-Chair.

They'll hold a meeting once a month until the plan is complete.

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