February 19, 2021 - Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison signed a Declaration of Disaster on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
WHEREAS, the County of Shelby, Texas, on the 17th of February, 2021, has suffered widespread and serious property damage, resulting from severe weather conditions, such as freezing rain, ice, snow, and critically low temperatures.
WHEREAS, such conditions have created a public safety hazard.
WHEREAS, the County Judge of Shelby County, Texas, has determined that extraordinary measures be taken to protect life, as well as, to protect and/or rehabilitate property, and are necessary and hereby ordered.
Now, therefore, be it proclaimed by the County Judge of Shelby County:
I. That a local state of disaster is hereby declared for Shelby County, Texas, pursuant to Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.
II. Pursuant to Section 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code, the state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the Commissioners' Court of Shelby County, Texas.
III. Pursuant to Section 418.108(c) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration of a local disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the County Clerk.
IV. Pursuant to Section 418.108(d) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the county/city Emergency Management Plan.
Ordered this 17th day of February, 2021.