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Health dept. ready for hurricane


If people have to evacuate to south Georgia, the South Health District is ready to help meet their medical needs.

Each state has its own disaster plan.

As part of our plan, public health workers from the region based in Valdosta would work with Tift Regional Medical Center to ensure special medical needs of evacuees are met and that they find a bed or shelter.

"The Carolinas, they should have their own plans in place but if something happens we'd be more than happy to help out then if they needed us to take some of their patients," said Courtney Sheeley, the public information officer.

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