South Interlake Emergency Measures Board
Local Emergencies

Section 11(1) and 11(2) of The Emergency Measures Act provides the authority for officials working under a local state of emergency to issue an order to any party to do everything necessary to prevent or limit loss of life and damage to property or the environment.

  • Powers during a State of Local Emergency
  • Details of a Declaration
  • Sample State of Local Emergency
  • Public Notification

Powers during a State of Local Emergency

  1. cause emergency plans to be implemented;
  2. utilize any real or personal property considered necessary to prevent, combat or alleviate the effects of any emergency or disaster;
  3. authorize or require any qualified person to render aid of such type as that person may be qualified to provide;
  4. control, permit or prohibit travel to or from any area or on any road, street or highway;
  5. cause the evacuation of persons and the removal of livestock and personal property and make arrangements for the adequate care and protection thereof;
  6. control or prevent the movement of people and the removal of livestock from any designated area that may have a contaminating disease;
  7. authorize the entry into any building, or upon any land without warrant;
  8. cause the demolition or removal of any trees, structure or crops in order to prevent, combat or alleviate the effects of an emergency or a disaster;
  9. authorize the procurement and distribution of essential resources and the provision of essential services;
  10. regulate the distribution and availability of essential goods, services and resources;
  11. provide for the restoration of essential facilities, the distribution of essential supplies and the maintenance and co-ordination of emergency medical, social and other essential services;
  12. expend such sums as are necessary to pay expenses caused by the emergency.