Desoto County News

DeSoto County declares State of Emergency

Photo: Supervisors vote to approve the declaration of a State of Emergency in the county due to inclement weather. (DeSoto County Government photo)

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 16 issued a Declaration of Emergency in response to the inclement weather:

The purpose of a local emergency declaration is to provide the government with the authority to do the following if needed:
        •       Do what is necessary for the safety of people and the protection of property;
        •       Allows for the coordination of resources from all sectors;
        •       Authorizes the issuance of orders and regulations as needed;
        •       Activates pre-established emergency plans;
        •       And is a prerequisite for requesting state or federal assistance.

Supervisors, employees, and road crews are continually monitoring conditions. Crews will continue to treat roads to the best of their abilities. With more than 660 miles in unincorporated DeSoto County – the county is asking citizens remain patient and use caution when driving.  Conditions may change as snow turns to ice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *