CURFEW IN HENDERSON, NC UNTIL 7:30 A.M., OCT 12, 2018

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Please release the following Press Release regarding the City of Henderson, October 11, 2018

Curfew: Imposed on the entire corporate limits of the City of Henderson, specifically beginning on this day, October 11, 2018, during the times from 11:00 P.M. to October 12, 2018 at 7:30A.M. Emergency public safety, essential medical personnel, and personnel necessary to restore power and services to the City of Henderson are not subject to this curfew.

Lt. Chris Ball
Henderson Police Department

CITY OF HENDERSON, NORTH CAROLINA
DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the City of Henderson is under in imminent threat and receiving current damage from Hurricane Michael and,

WHEREAS, as a result of the above-described disaster, I have determined that there is an imminent threat of, or existing conditions have caused or will cause, widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property, and public safety authorities will be unable to maintain public order or afford adequate protection for lives or property; and

WHEREAS, declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the restrictions and prohibitions ordered herein is necessary to maintain order and protect public health, safety, and welfare, and to secure property.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Henderson under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and Title II Chapter 10-8 of the City of Henderson Code of Ordinances:

Section 1. A State of Emergency is hereby declared within the jurisdiction of the City of Henderson.

Section 2. The emergency area covered by this state of emergency shall be the entire corporate limits of the City of Henderson.

Section 3. The following restrictions and prohibitions are imposed:

Curfew: Imposed on the entire corporate limits of the City of Henderson, specifically beginning on this day, October 11, 2018, during the times from 11:00 P.M. to October 12, 2018 at 7:30A.M. Emergency public safety, essential medical personnel, and personnel necessary to restore power and services to the City of Henderson are not subject to this curfew.

Business Operations: All businesses within the corporate limits of the City of Henderson shall adhere to the hours described above unless deemed essential by the public safety personnel of the City of Henderson.

Section 4. I hereby order all City of Henderson law enforcement officers and employees and all other emergency management personnel subject to our control to cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of the provisions of this Declaration, all applicable local ordinances, state and federal laws, and the City of Henderson Emergency Operations Plan.

Section 5. I hereby order this declaration: (a) to be distributed to the news media and other organizations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; (b) to be filed with Clerk to the City of Henderson City Council and (c) to be distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this declaration.

Section 6. This declaration shall take effect on October 11, 2018 at 11:00 P.M. and shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded.

DECLARED this the 11th day of October 2018 at 5:00P.M.

Mayor Eddie Ellington

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John is a graduate of Northern Vance High School & UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. He has been a radio personality since 1989.

John is the Marketing Consultant, News, Sports, & Town Talk Broadcaster, Technician, & Treasurer for WIZS Radio.

He is the current On-site Radio Engineer for Duke Basketball and Football and has been their scoreboard announcer in the past as well.

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