During an Event

Elected officials must ensure they:

  • obtain situation reports from the municipal Director of Emergency Management or designate

  • if required, declare a state of local emergency and terminate the state of local emergency when it is no longer required

  • approve expenditures to meet requirements of emergency response activity

  • take necessary actions to meet emergency response requirements

  • identify policy needs and options to meet the unique needs of the situation

  • brief other elected officials on the emergency situation and provide regular status reports

  • in conjunction with the emergency public information manager or designate, establish a schedule for news conferences, public service announcements, etc. In situations where the public perceives there is a threat, it is prudent to inform the public of what is being done to handle the event.

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