City of Baker issues Hurricane Emergency Disaster Declaration

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BAKER, La. (BRPROUD) – Tropical Storm Sally is scheduled to hit the Gulf Coast early Tuesday and in preparation for landfall, the City of Baker is issuing an emergency declaration.

The City of Baker Tropical Storm Sally and or Hurricane Emergency Disaster Declaration can be found below:

WHEREAS, in order to comply and be in alignment with the intentions and the spirit of Executive Department Proclamation Number 120 JBE 2020 wherein a State of Emergency was officially declared on September 12, 2020 by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards pursuant to LA. R.S. 29:721, et seq., as a result of imminent threat of emergency conditions that threaten the lives and property of the citizens of Louisiana; and

WHEREAS, in order to be in alignment with the September 13, 2020 Emergency Declaration/Executive Order and Emergency Declaration, respectively, issued by East Baton Rouge Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome, directing the East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Homeland Security to coordinate the overall City Parish response to the Louisiana Governor’s Emergency Declaration in order that East Baton Rouge Parish may participate in the response and recovery plan administered by the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, respectively, and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Office of Mayor of the City of Baker, by City of Baker Charter, Article III, Sections 3-01 and 3-07; Article II, Sections 9-31 and 9-32; Article VI, Section 14-55 and other respective Louisiana laws, Parish Ordinances and Baker Ordinances, and due to the apparent imminent threats posed to lives, safety and property of the citizens of Baker;

NOW THEREFORE, I DARNELL WAITES, Mayor of the City of Baker, do hereby declare a State of Emergency in the City of Baker;

THEREFORE, effective immediately and continuing until further notice, the Mayor’s Office and all Departments within City of Baker Administration shall:

Stand ready to plan and execute emergency assessments, preparedness response, mitigation and recovery as directed; and
Stand ready to coordinate and collaborate with East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana State and U.S. Federal public health emergency response officials; and
Continue to closely observe and implement the City of Baker Emergency Employee Workforce Guidance along with current COVID-19 Emergency Employee Workforce Guidance as previously ordered and currently in effect; and
Implement and enforce curfews if and when ordered in the City of Baker.
Stay informed, vigilant and calm. For more updates and information visit our website: www.cityofbakerla.com

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