State of Emergency declared due to Marco and Laura

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Parish President John Richmond has declared a state of emergency in light of impending Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura

EMERGENCY DECLARATION (HURRICANE LAURA)

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WHEREAS, the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance andDisaster Act, R.S. 29:721, et seq, confers upon the Parish Presidentthe authority to deal with emergencies and disasters in order to ensurethat preparations of this Parish will be adequate to deal with suchemergencies or disasters and to preserve the lives and property of thepeople of the Parish of Natchitoches; and,

WHEREAS, when the Parish President determines that a disaster or emergency has occurred, or the threat thereof is imminent, R.S.29:727 empowers the Parish President to declare a state of emergency by executive order or proclamation, or both; and,

WHEREAS, the National Weather Service is forecasting that HurricaneLaura will potentially affect Natchitoches Parish from August 26, 2020until August 28, 2020.  Impacts in our area may include high winds,tornados, heavy rainfall, and flooding during a 24-72 hour period; and,

WHEREAS, as a result of the severe weather, a number of Parish roadsmay become inaccessible, residents’ safety and property may bethreatened, and trees and other debris being blown by high winds couldresult in damage to property and imperil residents;

NOW, THEREFORE I, JOHN RICHMOND, President of the Parish of Natchitoches, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitutionand laws of the State of Louisiana, and the Home Rule Charter of theParish of Natchitoches, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1:    Pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance Act, R.S. 29:721 et seq, a state of emergency isdeclared to exist in the Parish of Natchitoches as a result of thesevere weather that may threaten the lives and property of thecitizens of the Parish.

SECTION 2:         The Director of the Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness is hereby authorized to undertake any activity authorizedby law which he deems necessary and appropriate in response to thisdeclaration.

SECTION 3:    All departments, commissions, boards, agencies and officers of the Parish are authorized and directed to cooperate in actions the Parish may take in response to the effects of this potentially severe weather situation.

SECTION 4:     This new declaration of a state of emergency is effective immediately and will remain in effect until terminated inaccordance with R.S. 29:727, unless terminated earlier by the Parish.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially at the courthouse,in the City of Natchitoches, on this 24th day of August, 2020.

 

EMERGENCY DECLARATION (TROPICAL STORM MARCO)

STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance andDisaster Act, R.S. 29:721, et seq, confers upon the Parish Presidentthe authority to deal with emergencies and disasters in order to ensurethat preparations of this Parish will be adequate to deal with suchemergencies or disasters and to preserve the lives and property of the people of the Parish of Natchitoches; and,

WHEREAS, when the Parish President determines that a disaster or emergency has occurred, or the threat thereof is imminent, R.S.29:727 empowers the Parish President to declare a state of emergencyby executive order or proclamation, or both; and,

WHEREAS, the National Weather Service is forecasting that HurricaneMarco will potentially affect Natchitoches Parish from August 25, 2020until August 27, 2020.  Impacts in our area may include high winds,tornados, heavy rainfall, and flooding during a 24-72 hour period; and,

WHEREAS, as a result of the severe weather, a number of Parish roadsmay become inaccessible, residents’ safety and property may bethreatened, and trees and other debris being blown by high windscould result in damage to property and imperil residents;

NOW, THEREFORE I, JOHN RICHMOND, President of the Parish of Natchitoches, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitutionand laws of the State of Louisiana, and the Home Rule Charter of theParish of Natchitoches, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1:  ·Pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance Act, R.S. 29:721 et seq, a state of emergency is declared to exist in the Parish of Natchitoches as a resultof the severe weather that may threaten the lives and property ofthe citizens of the Parish.

SECTION 2:    The Director of the Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness is hereby authorized to undertake any activity authorizedby law which he deems necessary and appropriate in response to thisdeclaration.

SECTION 3:    All departments, commissions, boards, agencies and officers of the Parish are authorized and directed to cooperate inactions the Parish may take in response to the effects of this potentially severe weather situation.

SECTION 4:    This new declaration of a state of emergency is effective immediately and will remain in effect until terminated inaccordance with R.S. 29:727, unless terminated earlier by the Parish.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially at the courthouse,in the City of Natchitoches, on this 24th day of August, 2020.

John Richmond, Parish President

Attest by: Mary Jones