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Family Report finds many states ill-prepared to support kids in disaster

More than half of US states have failed to implement basic preparedness plans aimed at supporting children and ensuring that they will be able to reunite with their families in the event of a disaster, a new report from Save the Children says.

By Andrew MigaAssociated Press / September 4, 2013

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Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don't require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child care from disasters, aid group Save the Children said in a report released Wednesday.