When it comes to emergency preparedness a survey says the state of Missouri ranks in the top 12 in the nation. The Trust for America’s Health survey reports Missouri hit 8 out 10 key factors for dealing with crises such as terrorist attacks, school shootings and disease outbreaks. Terri Durdaller with state Department of Public Safety says strengths in communication and technology helped the state score so high. The survey also singled out the state’s commitment to funding public health programs and coordinating it’s disease surveillance system with the national system the Center for Disease Control uses. Last year Missouri received a 5 out of 10 on the report.
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