Emergency Planners developing Pandemic Flu response plan

Marlinton, WV – The Pocahontas County Local Emergency Planning Committee is working on a plan for what to do in the event that a Pandemic Flu outbreak should ever happen here.

During discussion at their meeting Thursday, Committee members acknowledged that – more so than terrorist attacks or other disasters – a flu outbreak is probably what people here worry about most.

The committee plans to meet several times to work on a flu response plan that must be submitted to the State Office of Homeland Security by the end of August.

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