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Posted on: March 12, 2020

County Judge signs disaster declaration

Disaster Declaration

The Office of County Judge Danny Pierce along with the Office of Emergency Management for Walker County announces that at 2 p.m. Judge Danny Pierce signed a declaration of local disaster for Walker County.

At  2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Judge Danny Pierce signed a declaration of local disaster for Walker County in response to anticipated needs to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The local disaster declaration acknowledges and states the following:  

1. That a state of disaster is declared for Walker County, Texas, pursuant to section 418.108(a} of the Texas Government Code.  

2. That the County’s Emergency Management Plan has been implemented.   

3. That this state of disaster shall continue for a  period of not more than seven days of the date hereof, unless the same is continued by consent of the Commissioners’ Court of the County of Walker, Texas.   

4. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.   

County   Judge   Danny   Pierce and   Emergency   Management    Coordinator   Butch   Davis want to assure   Walker   County residents that there are no suspected cases of Coronavirus in Walker County at this time. Pertinent information will be posted to the Walker County Office of Emergency Management  Facebook page as well as the Walker County website.   We encourage everyone to continue practicing healthy hygiene choices by washing your hands regularly and cover your coughs and sneezes. 

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