21 states in USA don't meet emergency prep standards for kids

An U.S. Aid group Save the Children said in a Sept. 2 report that for the first time a majority of states - 29 - require four basic safety plans to protect children during disasters while in school or child care. The group's annual disaster report card faulted 21 states and the District of Columbia for failing to require the emergency plans for schools and child care providers that were recommended by a national commission in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Save the Children Frank Pompa and Anne R. Carey, USA TODAY

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Frank Pompa and Anne R. Carey, USA TODAY