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Revised Declaration of Local Disaster Friendswood

Date: August 24, 2017

 

DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER BY
PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD

WHEREAS, the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey presents an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from flood, wind, storm, wave action, and other public calamity resulting therefrom which requires emergency action; and

WHEREAS, Section 418.108 of the Texas Government Code and Section 22-26 of the Friendswood City Code authorize the Mayor of the City of Friendswood, as the presiding officer of the governing body of a political subdivision, to declare a local state of disaster;

WHEREAS, I, as the Mayor of the City of Friendswood, have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property; and

WHEREAS, I believe that the City of Friendswood's Emergency Management Plan should be activated;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS:

Section 1. That a local state of disaster is hereby declared for the City of Friendswood, Texas, pursuant to § 418.108 (a) of the Texas Government Code.

Section 2. That pursuant to § 418.108 (b) of the Texas Government Code, the state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven (7) days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the City Council, unless terminated earlier.

Section 3. That pursuant to § 418.108 (d) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration activates the City of Friendswood Emergency Management Plan, including all recovery and rehabilitation aspects of all applicable local or interjurisdictional emergency management plans; authorizes the furnishing of all aid and assistance, as deemed necessary or desirable by those administering the plans, and activates the preparedness and response aspects of the plans.

Section 4. That pursuant to § 418.108 (c) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary, and shall be given prompt and general publicity.

Section 5. That this Proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

DECLARED AND ORDERED this the 24th day of August, 2017.

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KEVIN HOLLAND, MAYOR


ATTEST:

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MELINDA WELSH, CITY SECRETARY