Lafayette County declares local state of emergency

Published 11:53 am Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors announced the declaration of a local emergency Thursday in response to the current winter storm impacting the community.

This allows the county to efficiently allocate resources and implement necessary measures to safeguard the welfare of its residents.

The decision to declare a local emergency was made during an emergency session held Thursday where members of the Board discussed the urgency of addressing the challenges posed by the winter weather.

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The Oxford Board of Aldermen also declared a local state of emergency for the city during a meeting on Tuesday.

This declaration empowers the County to access additional resources and take prompt actions to mitigate the impact of the situation.

Brent Larson, President of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, emphasized the importance of this declaration in ensuring the well-being of the community.

“Our top priority is the safety and security of Lafayette County residents,” Larson said. “The declaration of a local emergency allows us to act swiftly and decisively to address the challenges at hand. We are committed to working collaboratively to protect our community and overcome these unforeseen circumstances.”

The Board is actively coordinating with local agencies, emergency services, and relevant stakeholders to implement an effective response plan. Residents are encouraged to stay informed through official channels and follow any directives issued by authorities.