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(A) For the purpose of this chapter, an EMERGENCY is an occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made accidental, military, paramilitary, terrorism, weather-related, public health, explosion-related, riot-related cause, or technological failure or accident, including, but not limited to, a cyber incident, an explosion, a transportation accident, a radiological accident, or a chemical or other hazardous material incident.
(B) In the event of an existing or threatened emergency endangering the lives, safety, health, and welfare of the people within the town or threatening widespread danger to or destruction of property, the Mayor is hereby authorized and empowered to declare by public proclamation a state of emergency, and, in order to more effectively protect the lives and property of people within the town, to place in effect any or all of the prohibitions or restrictions hereinafter authorized.
(C) The Mayor is further authorized and empowered to limit by the declaration the application of all or any part of such prohibitions or restrictions to any area specifically designated or described within the corporate limits of the town and to specific hours of the day or night; and to exempt from all or any part of such restrictions law enforcement officers, fire department officers and other emergency responders; public employees; doctors, nurses, employees of hospitals and other medical facilities; on-duty military personnel, whether state or federal; on-duty employees of public utilities, public transportation companies, and newspaper, magazine, radio broadcasting, and television broadcasting corporations; and such other classes of persons as may be essential to the preservation of public order and immediately necessary to serve the safety, health, and welfare needs of the people within the town.
(D) In the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem is authorized to act in the Mayor's stead pursuant to this chapter.
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