County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, Second Edition, 2014 (E-book)

Emergency Management

Chapter number: 34
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County and Municipal Government in North Carolina

What Is Emergency Management? / 577

Sources of Authority / 578
What Is the Difference Between a “Disaster”
and an “Emergency”? / 579
Roles and Responsibilities—Federal and State / 579
Federal Government / 579
State Government / 580
Roles and Responsibilities—Local Government / 581
Legal Authority / 581
Organizational Structure / 581
Planning / 582
Intergovernmental Cooperation / 583
Disaster and Emergency Declarations—
Federal and State / 583
Federal Declarations / 583
State Declarations / 584
State of Emergency Declarations—Local / 584
Who Can Issue a Declaration? / 585
Where Do Local Declarations Apply? / 585
What Restrictions Can Be Imposed? / 586
Other Restrictions and Prohibitions / 586
Paying for Disasters—Who Bears the Costs? / 587
Local Funding / 587
Federal Assistance Programs / 587
State Assistance Programs / 589
Contracting and Other Requirements
for Reimbursement / 589
Infrastructure / 590
Continuity of Government in the Event of Enemy Attack / 591
Immunity and Liability / 592
About the Author / 592

Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles