In preparation for Hurricane Ian, a local state of emergency was declared by City officials this afternoon during an emergency meeting of the City Council.

Hillsborough County Extends State Of Local Emergency

Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise today signed an executive order extending a state of local emergency under authority granted by the County's Emergency Management Ordinance and Chapter 252, Florida Statutes.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise today signed an executive order extending a state of local emergency under authority granted by the County’s Emergency Management Ordinance and Chapter 252, Florida Statutes.

The original order went into effect on Sept. 24 as what eventually became Hurricane Ian approached Florida. The extension is in effect through Oct. 7.

A state of local emergency can be in effect for only seven days, unless rescinded or extended. The emergency declaration gives the County Administrator and emergency managers the ability to quickly take certain actions to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community, and provides a path for federal reimbursement of certain expenses.

In the news: SBA Adds Four Florida Primary Counties To Disaster Declaration For Hurricane Ian

Gov. Ron DeSantis also declared a state of emergency for the state of Florida in response to the storm.

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