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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CIVIL DEFENSE. The preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions, other than functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible, for protection against and to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action, or by natural disaster.
CIVIL DEFENSE VOLUNTEER. Any person who serves without compensation in the Civil Defense Organization.
EMERGENCY. A condition resulting from enemy attack or natural disaster which cannot be handled by normal operating personnel and facilities.
NATURAL DISASTER. Any condition seriously affecting or threatening public health, welfare or security as a result of severe fire, explosion, flood, tornado, hurricane or similar natural or accidental cause and which is beyond the control of public or private agencies ordinarily responsible for the control or relief of such conditions. Riots, strikes, insurrections or other civil disturbances shall not be included within the meaning of NATURAL DISASTER.
(Prior Code, § 1.201)