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Report: Iowa unprepared to protect children during disasters

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WASHINGTON (KWWL) -- A new report claims Iowa meets zero out of four minimum criteria for protecting children in disasters.

The report is the second disaster preparedness report released by Save the Children's U.S. Programs. The 2010 year report found that 38 states and the District of Columbia did not meet all four basic criteria and that Iowa was one of seven states to meet zero criteria.

Commissioned by Save the Children and conducted by Brown Buckley Tucker, the report reviewed four key standards identified by Save the Children: plans for evacuation, reunification with families and evacuation for special needs kids at child care facilities, as well as evacuation plans at schools.

Currently, 12 states meet all four standards, which is five more than in the 2009 report.  

View the report here.

 

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