natural disasters http://kplu.org en State ranks high in disaster response - for now http://kplu.org/post/state-ranks-high-disaster-response-now <p>Washington gets a top grade for being ready to handle disasters. A new study ranks the state among the most adept a wide variety of public health threats, from flood response, handling disease outbreak, and reacting to chemical spills, among other emergencies. But the report warns gains in emergency preparedness could be lost to budget cuts.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:35:16 +0000 KPLU News Staff 362 at http://kplu.org State ranks high in disaster response - for now