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08/25/04

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meets

Preparing early can save lives and property during emergency situations, and that's the goal of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). For the first time, the Savannah-Chatham police along with other first responders gathered their resources and discussed putting together emergency plans to educate the public along with local businesses.

Officials from the committee say it's very important that all emergency services know a plan of action in case of a man-made or natural disaster.

"I think if we reflect back to Florida with the recent emergencies down there that's natural," said LEPC's Steve Thompson. "It's very important to be prepared in the event that something might happen."

More than 150 local emergency personal attended today's meeting at the Savannah Civic Center.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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