Local State of Emergency Declared in Preparation of Hurricane #Dorian’s Arrival
A local State of Emergency was declared for Brevard County on Thursday in response to the pending threat of Hurricane Dorian, which is slowly edging toward Florida’s east coast and expected to make landfall Monday morning as a major hurricane.
On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 counties, including Brevard County, in the possible path of Hurricane Dorian.
According to Thursday’s emergency proclamation, Brevard County is encountering impending disaster conditions with the potential for extensive damage to life and property, public utilities and buildings, infrastructure and commercial and residential buildings.
The emergency declaration was approved by unanimous vote of a designated Policy Group consisting of local, county, and state officials, and signed by Brevard County Commission Chair Kristine Isnardi.
A declaration in place provide various waivers to help expedite contractual procedures, rental of equipment, employment of permanent and temporary workers, acquisition of supplies, materials and facilities and appropriation and expenditure of public funds.