A report released by Save the Children shows Alabama is making the grade when it comes to protecting kids during natural and man-made disasters.
Alabama meets all four crucial minimum standards to ensure that schools and child-care facilities are prepared to respond to the needs of children during a disaster.
Only six other states met all four standards while eleven states failed to meet even one.
The four key standards identified by save the children include evacuation and relocation, reunification and plans for special needs children at child care facilities, as well as multi-hazard plans at schools.
Save the Children urges the adoption of all four standards because they have the potential to reduce the trauma of a disaster and save lives.