ATLANTA (AP) A child aid group says Georgia is among 21 states failing to meet standards for protecting kids during natural disasters. <br />
Save the Children on Tuesday released its 2014 National Report Card on protecting Children in Disasters. <br />
After Hurricane Katrina, the National Commission on Children and Disasters reviewed the nation's disaster preparation and made final recommendations in 2010. Save the Children boiled those down to four areas for child care providers: evacuation and relocation plans, family-child reunification plans, special needs student plans and a written emergency plan at all K-12 schools. <br />
According to the study, Georgia met one of the criteria by requiring schools to have emergency plans. The study says a January storm that stranded some Atlanta-area students at schools or on buses overnight demonstrates why more preparation is needed.
A pair of zoning requests made by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta easily made their way through “first reading” at Tuesday evening’s Gainesville City Council meeting, passing unanimously and without any public comment in opposition.
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