Is Your State Prepared to Protect Children from Disasters?

By Joe Gullo

Published 09/02 2014 12:04PM

Updated 09/02 2014 12:20PM

Credit: Russell Watkins
A report by Save the Children rated each state on how prepared they are to protect children from disasters.

The report found 28 states, including the District of Columbia, fail to meet the minimum standards to protect children recommended by the National Commission on Children and Disasters.

States were ranked on the following standards:
  • A plan for evacuating children in child care
  • A plan for reuniting families after a disaster
  • A plan for children with disabilities and those with access and functional needs
  • A multi-hazard plan for K-12 schools 
The map below highlights the amount of standards each state meets.

Save the Children Plan Ahead Resources

Read the full report

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