A.   A local disaster emergency may be declared only by the village president. It shall not be continued or renewed for a period in excess of seven (7) days except by or with the consent of the board of trustees. Any order or proclamation declaring, continuing or terminating a local disaster emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the village clerk.
   B.   The coordinator of the Sherman EMA may, prior to contacting the village president, activate such aspects of the local disaster emergency plan as may be expedient to mitigate an existing or threatened disaster emergency. The coordinator shall contact and consult with the village president as soon as is possible after activation under this section. (1984 Code § 2-2-6; amd. 2010 Code)
   C.   The effect of a local disaster emergency is to activate the response and recovery aspects of the Sherman disaster emergency plan and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance thereunder. (1984 Code § 2-2-6)