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For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (Sometimes Referred To As CIVIL DEFENSE): The preparation for, and 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 lives and property in the City of Waurika, Oklahoma, during an emergency resulting from enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action, or from any flood, drought, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm or other catastrophe in or near said community, and involving imminent or actual peril to life and property. These functions include administration, organization, planning, recruiting, training, education, information, welfare service, relief service, police service, warden service, fire service, rescue service, medical service, health service, transportation service, communications service, street 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 any carrying out of the foregoing functions.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN (EOP): The plan which sets forth the organization, administration and functions for emergency management.
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 lives and property in the City of Waurika, Oklahoma. Such emergency shall be deemed to exist only when the Mayor shall so declare by public proclamation and such emergency shall be deemed to exist until the aforesaid Mayor shall declare its termination by public proclamation, or until the City Commission 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 of Waurika, Oklahoma, and involving imminent peril to lives and property. Such emergency shall be deemed to exist and to be terminated under the same conditions as prescribed for an "enemy-caused emergency". (2007 Code § 6-10; amd. 2019 Code)