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Originally posted by koji_K
I may be wrong, but wasn't the area under martial law? If so, wouldn't that mean that so long as the military authorities back the mayor on his order for people to leave, they have to leave?
CHAPTER 9. LOUISIANA HEALTH EMERGENCY POWERS ACT; RS 29:760
iii) A disaster, including but not limited to natural disasters such as hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high winds, and other weather related events, forest and marsh fires, and man-made disasters, including but not limited to nuclear power plant incidents or nuclear attack, hazardous materials incidents, accidental release or chemical attack, oil spills, explosion, civil disturbances, public calamity, hostile military action, and other events related thereto.
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Originally posted by edsinger
He can not declare it..........Its a Federal thing.....