Section 11-8-15

Emergencies.

In the event any situation resulting from an act of God or the public enemy over which the county commission has no control results in an appreciable obligation against the county over and above what said county commission has reason to anticipate and for which no moneys from the current year's income are available to pay, such county commission may issue its interest-bearing warrants as now authorized by law in an amount sufficient to pay such emergency obligation and the interest and maturities of principal of such warrants shall constitute a part of the budget for the year in which they mature. But before such warrants shall be authorized or sold under this section, such county commission shall inquire into and find that such emergency obligation has arisen, and such finding shall be spread upon the minutes of its proceedings.

(Acts 1935, No. 379, p. 803; Code 1940, T. 12, §90.)