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Virginia Wins High Marks in Emergency Preparedness

December 16, 2008
Associated Press

Virginia is one of just five states to receive a perfect score from a new study that ranks governments on their readiness for a major emergency or disaster.

The report released today by the nonprofit Trust For America's Health says the commonwealth fulfills 10 of the 10 criteria the group says are necessary to keep states ready for emergencies like bioterrorism, disease outbreaks or natural disasters.

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