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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard -DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY  -  10/27/2020
Emergency

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DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR IBERIA PARISH, LOUISIANA TROPICAL STORM ZETA


WHEREAS, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, is currently facing the potential threat of widespread damage, injury, and/or loss of life or property from severe weather in the form of heavy winds, rains, storm surges and flooding caused by a significant weather system resulting from Tropical Storm Zeta currently moving in the direction of the Gulf of Mexico; and

WHEREAS, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty with respect to this weather system; 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 Iberia 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 Horne Rule Chartr 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 as a result of Tropical Storm Zeta, beginning at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, October 27, 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 of contact.

THIS LOCAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION IS ISSUED ON THIS 27th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2020, EFFECTIVE AS SET FORTH HERE


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