Section 9-10C-9

State of emergency.

Pursuant to the Governor's emergency powers, other powers granted by law, and this chapter he or she may issue a state of emergency and exercise the rights, powers, privileges, immunities, and responsibilities provided by the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, commencing with Section 31-9-1. A declared state of emergency related to the drought conditions may also include executive orders to require restrictions or reductions of water withdrawals, allocating water on an equitable basis, or both. Any executive order restricting or reducing water withdrawals will specify the specific geographic area involved, conditions of the restriction, and the amount of the withdrawal reductions. These emergency executive orders may continue so long as conditions giving rise to the declaration of a drought emergency continue to threaten public health or safety.

(Act 2014-400, p. 1466, §9.)