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From Parish President M. Larry Richard: Declaration of Local Emergency Effective August 21, 2020 -  8/22/2020
Emergency

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DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR IBERIA PARISH, LOUISIANA


WHEREAS, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, is currently facing the potential threat of widespread damage, injury, and/or loss of life or property resulting from severe weather in the form of heavy winds, rains, storm surges and flooding caused by significant weather systems (Tropical Storms Laura and Marco) currently located in or moving in the direction of the Gulf of Mexico; and

WHEREAS, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty with respect to these weather systems; and

WHEREAS, immediate emergency action is necessary in order to minimize the effects of the anticipated weather event by maximizing the use of local available resources and support in order to maintain order and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens, property and assets of lberia Parish; and

WHEREAS, the Parish President is authorized by Louisiana law; including, but not limited to, the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act (LSA - R.S. 29:721, et. seq.) as well as the Iberia Parish Home Rule Charter and other applicable ordinances, resolutions or statutes to declare a local state of emergency for Iberia Parish.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, M. Larry Richard, Parish President of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, hereby declare that a STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY exists in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, beginning at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, August 21, 2020, and continuing until terminated; that all Emergency Operations Plans be activated and that the Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security is hereby designated as the point ofcontact.

THIS LOCAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION IS ISSUED ON THIS 21st DAY OF AUGUST, 2020, EFFECTIVE AS SET FORTH HEREINABOVE.





















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