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Save the Children says Indiana & Michigan unprepared for disasters

A national charity has deemed Indiana and Michigan schools and child care centers unfit should a disaster strike.


Earlier this week, Save the Children, a non-profit organization, released their 2014 Disaster Report Card.


The annual study grades schools and child care facilities in each state and Washington D.C. on their level of preparedness in emergency situations, such as a natural disaster or active shooter.


The group uses these four provisions to determine a state's preparedness:


1. A plan for evacuating children in child care


2. A plan for reuniting families after a disaster


3. A plan for children with disabilities and those with access and functional needs


4. A multi-hazard plan for all K-12 schools


The Hoosier state meets only two of the provisions including mandated hazard plans and reunification strategies. 


Michigan, on the other hand, is one of only two states, along with Iowa, to not meet any of the four provisions.


Indiana and Michigan are among 21 that the organization considers unfit.

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