What is a State of Emergency?
The Governor declares a State of Emergency when they believe a disaster has occurred or may be imminent that is severe enough to require State aid to supplement local resources in preventing or alleviating damages, loss, hardship or suffering. This declaration authorizes the Governor to speed State agency assistance to communities in need. It enables them to make resources immediately available to rescue, evacuate, shelter, provide essential commodities (i.e., heating fuel, food, etc.) and quell disturbances in affected localities. It may also position the State to seek federal assistance when the scope of the event exceeds the State's resources.

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1. What is C.E.R.T?
2. How can I join C.E.R.T?
3. What is a State of Emergency?
4. What should you do if a State of Emergency is declared?