South Georgians prepare for flu pandemic, natural disasters

South Georgians hold Regional Health Table Top Meeting
South Georgians hold Regional Health Table Top Meeting
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TIFTON, Ga. (WTXL) - More than 150 health care providers from across south Georgia came together to discuss a response plan should a a flu pandemic happen in the community.

The virus has become an epidemic in Georgia, but officials say they want to be ready if it ever becomes a pandemic.

During Thursday's table top exercise, the group completed exercises on hospital prepareness.

They took a look at past flu cases that could possibly happen in the area again.

Health leaders are also preparing for disasters like Hurricane Irma, which tore through Georgia and Florida last September.

Organizers say their goal is to make sure South Georgia health care organizations are working together to get the help they need before an emergency happens.