Hundreds in Savannah died during 1918 flu pandemic

It was a century ago, but history’s lessons from 1918 seem familiar today as the Coastal Empire shelters in place to avoid contact with a deadly virus. October was the cruelest month. During those 31 days, the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic stormed through Savannah, killing 114 people and leaving a swath of despair and a sense of desperation in its wake.

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