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Many States Lack Disaster Plans for Children

Homeland Security Digital Library

Save the Children has released its 2012 National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters. This annual publication tracks the progress of states in planning for a disaster that involves children. According to the report, much progress has been made since tracking started in 2008. Nevertheless, many states are still woefully unprepared. The report features a table of the four types of disaster plans for children that states should have. These plans include an Evacuation/Relocation Plan, a Family-Child Reunification Plan, a Children with Special Needs Plan, and a K–12 Multiple Disaster Plan.