domestic emergencies

domestic emergencies

Emergencies affecting the public welfare and occurring within the 50 states, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, US possessions and territories, or any political subdivision thereof, as a result of enemy attack, insurrection, civil disturbance, earthquake, fire, flood, or other public disasters or equivalent emergencies that endanger life and property or disrupt the usual process of government. The term domestic emergency includes any or all of the emergency conditions defined below: a. civil defense emergency--A domestic emergency disaster situation resulting from devastation created by an enemy attack and requiring emergency operations during and following that attack. It may be proclaimed by appropriate authority in anticipation of an attack. b. civil disturbances--Riots, acts of violence, insurrections, unlawful obstructions or assemblages, or other disorders prejudicial to public law and order. The term civil disturbance includes all domestic conditions requiring or likely to require the use of Federal Armed Forces pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 15 of Title 10, United States Code. c. major disaster--Any flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or other catastrophe which, in the determination of the President, is or threatens to be of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant disaster assistance by the Federal Government under Public Law 606, 91st Congress (42 United States Code 58) to supplement the efforts and available resources of State and local governments in alleviating the damage, hardship, or suffering caused thereby. d. natural disaster--All domestic emergencies except those created as a result of enemy attack or civil disturbance. See also civil defense emergency; civil disturbance; major disaster; natural disaster.
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In recent years, such operations have been carried out by National Guard forces, largely part-time military members often called upon to respond to domestic emergencies.
But active duty troops are rarely deployed within the United States except for domestic emergencies like hurricanes or floods.
Active duty troops, however, are rarely deployed within the United States except for domestic emergencies like hurricanes or floods.
Further policies around a flexible working framework and special leave policies for domestic emergencies are being developed this year.
Duterte should have imposed martial law only in areas where there was 'serious disturbance to peace and order, or serious domestic emergencies as in the case of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur.'
More frequent deployment of the army in domestic emergencies might not satisfy those who joined primarily to fight, but it can do wonders for civilian-military relations and could encourage recruitment to the reserve.
This program also ensures that our military has and maintains a ready reserve force of 46 sealift vessels for use during war and domestic emergencies.
Whether for the stated practical need of trained and ready reservists for domestic emergencies, or the political need to win votes in the some 100 communities where those reserve units are situated, it was all too much for Andrew Leslie.
"Choking is one of the most feared domestic emergencies and at Christmas, when there are lots of toys and lots to eat, there is an increased risk.
Through our battalion experiences spanning several combat deployments and two domestic emergencies, we have learned that--for counterinsurgency and DSCA operations--we need to focus on working ourselves out of a job.
that is, for any number of reasons (health, domestic emergencies, just needing a break, whatever) they drop out for an issue.