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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as provided in this section:
EMERGENCY: Substantial and extraordinary risk of harm to persons or property resulting from enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action, or from any flood, drought, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm, or other natural or manmade catastrophe in or near the city, and involving imminent or actual peril to persons and property in the city.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: The preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions other than functions for which primary responsibility is assigned elsewhere by federal, state, or local law or ordinance, to protect the public peace, health, and safety and to preserve persons and property in the city during any emergency. These functions include administration, organization, planning, recruiting, training, education, information, welfare service, relief service, police service, fire service, rescue service, street and sewer service, utilities service, general engineering service, plant protection service, supply service, mutual aid, mobile support, evacuation, and all other functions necessary or incidental to the preparation for and carrying out of the foregoing functions.
ENEMY CAUSED EMERGENCY: Any state of emergency caused by actual or impending attack, sabotage, or other hostile action anywhere within the United States, and involving imminent peril to persons and property in the city. Such emergency shall be deemed to exist whenever any duly authorized officer of the city shall so declare by public proclamation whether in writing or through any electronic media, without limitation. Such emergency shall be deemed to continue to exist until any duly authorized officer of the city shall declare its termination by public proclamation or until the city council shall declare its termination by resolution.
NATURAL EMERGENCY: Any state of emergency caused by any actual or impending flood, drought, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm, or other catastrophe in or near the city, and involving imminent peril to persons and property in the city. Such emergency shall be deemed to exist and to be terminated under the same conditions as prescribed for an "enemy caused emergency" as defined in this section. (2002 Code § 2.60.020; amd. 2013 Code)