City of Hampton, Virginia
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Enactment Number: -
Resolution Of The Council Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia, Confirming The Declaration Of A Local Emergency Made Necessary By Tropical
Storm Hanna, Which Was Declared By The City Manager/Hampton Director Of Emergency
Management On September 5, 2008.
Section 44-146.21 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, prescribes
necessary actions precedent to a declaration of a local emergency; and
the Section 44-146.21 prescribes two methods for declaring an emergency: the
first is accomplished by the local director of emergency management with the
consent of the governing body; the second is accomplished by the director of
emergency management without the initial consent of the governing body, but
such declaration must be confirmed by the governing body at its next regularly
scheduled meeting or at a special meeting within fourteen days of the
declaration, whichever is first to occur; and
it was necessary and proper for the Hampton, Virginia, Director of Emergency
Management to declare a local emergency in Hampton, Virginia, without first
obtaining the consent of the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia (the
"Council") and confirmation by the Council is now required by law;
the Council is satisfied that the size, strength and immediate projected path
of Tropical Storm Hanna constituted a real and substantial threat to health and
safety of persons and property in the City of Hampton, Virginia, and that it
necessitated a declaration of local emergency.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia:
That it hereby confirms the
Declaration of Local Emergency made on September 5, 2008, by the Director of
Emergency Management, and terminated by him on September 8, 2008, when the emergency
occasioned by Tropical Storm Hanna ended.
That it understands and confirms
that the Declaration of Local Emergency empowered the Director of Emergency
Management with special authority and duties, said authority and duties being
defined by the laws, rules, regulations and plans of the United States of
America, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Hampton.
Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the
City of Hampton, Virginia held on September 10, 2008.
Signed by ____________________________ Date
Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________
Katherine K. Glass
Clerk of the Council