AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry F. Atherton, Chairman, Marshall Magisterial District Supervisor

September 27, 2003

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Philip Myer, Director

Office of Emergency Services

Topic: 

A Resolution Confirming the Declaration of Local Emergency Made September 18, 2003

 

Topic Description:

A State of Emergency was declared by the Governor of Virginia on September 15, 2003 , due to an approaching Category V hurricane known as Hurricane Isabel.  On September 18, 2003 , the County’s Director of Emergency Services issued a Declaration of Local Emergency in response to the anticipated impacts of the hurricane.  The attached resolution confirms the Declaration of Local Emergency.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adopting the attached resolution.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Detailed fiscal impact analysis will be performed and submitted to the Commonwealth of Virginia and Federal Government for possible reimbursement.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

 

 

 

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE DECLARATION OF

LOCAL EMERGENCY MADE SEPTEMBER 18, 2003

            WHEREAS, on September 15, 2003 , Governor Mark R. Warner declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia ; and

            WHEREAS, on September 18, 2003, the Fauquier County Director of Emergency Services, on the recommendation of the Fauquier County Coordinator of Emergency Services, issued a Declaration of Local Emergency; and

WHEREAS, on September 18, 2003, Hurricane Isabel, classified as a Category V hurricane, caused widespread power outages, high winds, and flooding, threatening the safety and welfare of hundreds of Fauquier County citizens and necessitating the need to open an emergency shelter; and

            WHEREAS, on September 18, 2003 , President George W. Bush granted a Federal Disaster Declaration to the Commonwealth of Virginia ; and

            WHEREAS, Section 44-146.21 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, requires the Board of Supervisors to confirm the Declaration of Local Emergency issued by the Director of Emergency Services; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 27th day of September 2003, That the Declaration of Local Emergency made on September 18, 2003, by the Director of Emergency Services, as a result of Hurricane Isabel, which caused widespread electrical disruptions in Fauquier County, Virginia, be, and is hereby, confirmed.

A Copy Teste

 

 

G. Robert Lee

Clerk