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North Carolina scores a perfect 10 in Ready or Not report

A new report shows our state is ready if a disaster were to take place. The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the 6th Annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism Report. Each state is given a ranking; North Carolina is one of just five states to score a perfect ten. South Carolina earned a nine. For the state-by-state scoring, states received one point for achieving an indicator or zero points if they did not achieve the indicator. Zero is the lowest possible overall score, 10 is the highest. More information on each indicator is available on TFAH's web site at and RWJF's website at The report was supported by a grant from RWJF. Scores from the report were: 10 out of 10: Louisiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin 9 out of 10: Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, 8 out of 10: Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Washington 7 out of 10: California, Colorado, D.C., Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming 6 out of 10: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas 5 out of 10: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Montana

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