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A hazardous materials suit hangs from a doorway at the county’s EMS building in Lawrenceburg. It is an example of safety equipment that local first responders would wear if called on to deal with an Ebola patient.
Prepping for Ebola, just in case

By Ben Carlson

News staff

Bart Powell is no stranger to dealing with what ifs.

Anderson County’s director of emergency management, Powell has spent his career preparing for worst-case scenarios ranging from earthquakes and tornadoes to floods.

During the past couple of weeks, Powell has added the Ebola virus to his list and is doing everything he can to make sure Anderson County is prepared, just in case the dreaded virus makes it here.

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