La. fails to clear disaster preparedness checklist

Published: Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM CST
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Washington, D.C. - Louisiana scores a 6 out of 10 on a measure of the state's readiness for a wide range of emergencies.

The annual "Ready or Not?" report provides a snapshot of our nation's public health emergency preparedness.

The people behind the report think Louisiana needs to do a better job maintaining or increasing funding for public health programs.  They also think the state needs a complete climate change adaptation plan.

35 states and Washington D.C. scored 6 or lower.

The Trust for America's Health puts together the "Ready or Not?" report with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.