North Carolina is one of 28 states and the District of Columbia that has failed to provide a basic plan for kids safety in the event of a natural disaster. Ever since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, many states have been working toward a basic safety plan for minor children in schools. In 2007, the Kids in Disasters Well-being, Safety, and Health Act set forth to examine current safety plans and recommend revisions for places of child care across the country. The plans are being developed to help protect children should they be in school or at a day care center at the time of a natural disaster.
North Carolina has had its fair share of hurricanes and tornadoes, and even sinkholes. The federal government asked states to develop basic safety disaster plans to establish clear guidelines for children in schools who must be evacuated, plus how day care centers will supply shelter and food and reunite children with their families.
Until North Carolina moves forward with a clear safety plan for children in the event of a disaster, talk with children in your family and the caregivers of family members who have special needs. Develop a family safety plan and quiz children on it so that they know exactly what to do in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or other disaster at school. Our insurance dispute attorneys in Raleigh prepared a basic list of how you can prepare for a tornado in North Carolina. If your home or business have experienced damage after a hurricane in North Carolina, schedule a free case evaluation with one of our insurance dispute attorneys.