29C.2  Definitions.

1.  "Disaster" means man-made and natural occurrences such as fire, flood, drought, earthquake, tornado, windstorm, hazardous substance or nuclear power plant accident or incident, which threaten the public peace, health, and safety of the people or which damage and destroy public or private property. The term includes enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action from without the state.

2.  "Local emergency management agency" means a countywide joint county-municipal public agency organized to administer this chapter under the authority of the local emergency management commission.

3.  "Public disorder" means such substantial interference with the public peace as to constitute a significant threat to the health and safety of the people or a significant threat to public or private property. The term includes insurrection, rioting, looting, and persistent violent civil disobedience.

Section History: Early form

  [C77, 79, 81, § 29C.2; 81 Acts, ch 32, § 1]

Section History: Recent form

  92 Acts, ch 1139, § 2

Internal References

  Referred to in § 29A.7

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