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Posted: 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA —
Twenty eight states, including North and South Carolina, are not completely up to par when it comes to keeping children safe in natural disasters.The aid group Save the Children released a report Wednesday after they started researching disaster preparedness in schools following Hurricane Katrina.The report points out a few things both states need to do.Both states lack a disaster plan for dealing with students and disabilities.North Carolina lacks a plan for reuniting families.South Carolina does not have a plan for evacuating children from day cares.However, both states have a plan for dealing with students during multi-hazard disasters. Channel 9 checked with both North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s offices for a response, but have not heard back.
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