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Local jurisdictions have the authority to declare, by resolution, a local state of emergency pursuant to Section 252.38(3)(a)5., Florida Statutes. A local state of emergency directive can be initiated by a county at any time, but in most cases, it should be declared prior to requesting response or recovery assistance from the state. Declaring a local state of emergency informs state decision makers that an emergency situation exists beyond the response or recovery capabilities of the local jurisdiction.
The enactment of such a directive will enable counties to:
If there is a real radiological emergency, our Radiological Emergency Preparation (REP) Emergency Operations Center would be activated, and the REP Hotline is 305-853-1919, or you can call the Monroe County Information Hotline number at 800-955-5504.
You may also call our main numbers 305-289-6018 and 305-289-6019.