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Florida State of Emergency order for Tropical Storm Debby

Florida State of Emergency order for Tropical Storm Debby

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06 25 2012 EO- 12-140 Emergency Management - Tropical Storm Debby
06 25 2012 EO- 12-140 Emergency Management - Tropical Storm Debby

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STATEOFFLORIDA
OFFICEOFTHEGOVERNOREXECUTIVEORDERNUMBER12-140
(EmergencyManagement-TropicalStormDebby)WHEREAS,TropicalStormDebbyposesaseverethreattotheStateofFloridaandrequiresthattimelyprecautionsbetakentoprotectthecommunities,criticalinfrastructure,andgeneralwelfareofthisState;andWHEREAS,theNationalHurricaneCenterhasadvisedthatTropicalStormDebbyislocated90milessouth-southwestofApalachicola,Florida,andhasmaximumsustainedwindsof50milesperhour;andWHEREAS,theNationalHurricaneCenterhasindicatedthatTropicalStormDebbymaycontinueonanortheasterntracktowardtheFloridaBigBend;andWHEREAS,theNationalHurricaneCenterhasissuedtropicalstormwarningsforOkaloosa,Calhoun,Bay,Franklin,Gulf,Liberty,Levy,Citrus,Hernando,Pasco,Pinellas,Hillsborough,Manatee,Sarasota,andCharlotteCounties,andforthecoastalportionsofWalton,Wakulla,Jefferson,Dixie,andTaylorCounties;andWHEREAS,aflashfloodwatchisineffectformostoftheFloridaPanhandlethroughTuesdayevening,afloodwatchisineffectfornortheast,west-central,andsouthwestFlorida,andatornadowatchisinplacefor36counties;andWHEREAS,theNationalHurricaneCenterhasadvisedthatincreasedswellsintheGulfofMexicowillresultinfrequentandstrongripcurrents,withwaveheightsof6to15feet;WHEREAS,acoastalfloodwarninghasbeenissuedforLevy,Citrus,Pasco,andHernandoCounties;andWHEREAS,theNationalHurricaneCenterhasadvisedthatthecombinationofstorm
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surgeandtidesmaycausesurgeupto4to7feetinApalacheeBayand2to4feetalongtherestoftheFloridaGulfCoast.NOW,THEREFORE,I,RICKSCOTT,asGovernorofFlorida,byvirtueoftheauthorityvestedinmebyArticleIV,Sectionl(a)oftheFloridaConstitutionandbytheFloridaEmergencyManagementAct,asamended,andallotherapplicablelaws,promulgatethefollowingExecutiveOrder,totakeimmediateeffect:Section1.Becauseoftheforegoingconditions,
I
declarethatTropicalStormDebbythreatenstheStateofFloridawithamajordisaster,andthatasaconsequenceofthisdangerastateofemergencyexistsintheStateofFlorida.Section2.
I
designatetheDirectoroftheDivisionofEmergencyManagementastheStateCoordinatingOfficerforthedurationofthisemergencyanddirecthimtoactivatetheState'sComprehensiveEmergencyManagementPlanandotherresponse,recovery,andmitigationplansnecessarytocopewiththeemergency.Pursuanttosection252.36(1)(a),FloridaStatutes,
I
delegatetotheStateCoordinatingOfficertheauthoritytoexercisethosepowersdelineatedinsections252.36(5)-(10),FloridaStatutes,whichheshallexercise
as:
neededtomeetthisemergency,subject
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thelimitationsofsection252.33,FloridaStatutes.InexercisingthepowersdelegatedbythisOrder,theStateCoordinatingOfficershallconferwiththeGovernortothefullestextentpracticable.TheStateCoordinatingOfficershallalsohavetheauthorityto:A.InvokeandadministertheEmergencyManagementAssistanceCompact("EMAC")(sections252.921-.933,FloridaStatutes)andothercompactsandagreementsexistingbetweentheStateofFloridaandotherstates,andthefurtherauthoritytocoordinatetheallocationofresourcesfromsuchotherstatesthataremadeavailabletoFloridaundersuchcompactsandagreementssoasbesttomeetthisemergency.2
 
B.Seekdirectassistancefrom,andenterintoagreements,withanyandallagenciesoftheUnitedStatesGovernmentasmaybeneededtomeettheemergency.C.Directallstate,regional,andlocalgovernmentalagencies,includinglawenforcementagencies,toidentifypersonnelneededfromthoseagenciestoassistinmeetingtheneedscreatedbythisemergency,andtoplaceallsuchpersonnelunderthedirectcommandandcoordinationoftheStateCoordinatingOfficertomeetthisemergency.D.DesignateDeputyStateCoordinatingOfficers.TheStateCoordinatingOfficershallhavetheauthoritytoentersuchordersasmaybeneededtoimplementanyoftheforegoingpowers.Section3.IordertheAdjutantGeneraltoactivatetheFloridaNationalGuardforthedurationofthisemergency,andIplacetheNationalGuardunderthecoordinationanddirectionoftheStateCoordinatingOfficerforthedurationofthisemergency.Section4.IalsofindthatthespecialdutiesandresponsibilitiesrestinguponsomeState,regional,andlocalagenciesandothergovernmentalbodiesinrespondingtotheemergencymayrequirethemtowaiveordeviatefromthestatutes,rules,ordinances,andorderstheyadminister.IdelegatetotheStateandregionalagenciestheauthoritytowaiveordeviatefromsuchstatutes,rules,oragencyorderstotheextentthatsuchactionsareneededtocopewiththisemergency,including,butnotlimitedto,anyandallstatutes,rules,orordersthataffectbudgeting,leasing,printing,purchasing,travel,conditionsofemployment,andthecompensationofemployees.Idelegatetocounty,regional,andlocalgovernmentalagenciestheauthoritytolikewisewaiveordeviatefromtheirrespectiverules,ordinances,ororders.Anywaiverofordeviationfromstatutes,rules,ordinances,orordersshallbebyemergencyruleororder
in
accordancewithsections120.54(4)and252.46,FloridaStatutes,andshallexpireinthirtydaysfromthedateof
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