(NEWS CENTER) -- First responders and emergency agencies converged in Bangor to fend off the devastation of a zombie apocalypse.

While there wasn't a real outbreak plaguing people, the gathering served as a training session on how to respond to an epidemic if one spread through Maine.

In the mock situation, disease, chaos and the walking dead took over. While the zombie apocalypse wasn't real pandemics like the H1N1 virus in 2009 and the SARS outbreak in 2002 have proven to authorities they need to be prepared for anything.

Eight communities from Eastern Maine participated in the training.

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