|Types of Declarations|
A Local Emergency means the duly proclamed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the territorial limits of a county, city and county, or city, caused by such conditions as air pollution, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, drought, sudden and severe energy shortage, plant or animal infestation or disease, the Governor's warning of an earthquake or volcanic prediction, or an earthquake, complications resulting from the Year 2000 problem, or other conditions, other than the conditions resulting from a labor controversy, which are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of that subdivision. Generally, assistance and funding are provided to meet a specific emergency need or to help prevent a major disaster from occurring.
A Secretary's Concurrence means the authorization of state disaster assistance for costs to repair, restore, reconstruct or replace facilities belonging to local agencies damaged as a result of disasters, based on a local emergency proclamation that has been accepted by the Agency Secretary.
A Governor's Proclamation means that a city, city and county, or county has requested a Governor's Proclamation of a state of emergency and that the emergency is beyond the control/capabilities of the local jurisdiction. In accordance with a Governor’s proclamation of a state of emergency and upon order of the Governor, the California Disaster Assistance Act authorizes the California Emergency Management Agency's Secretary to provide financial relief for emergency actions and the permanent restoration of public facilities and infrastructure.
When the response and recovery activities of a disaster or emergency event are beyond the capabilities of the state, the Governor may request a federal declaration.
Emergency Proclamations Guide - A quick reference guide for local governments.