10-3-406. Authority of principal executive officer. (1) Upon the declaration of an emergency or disaster under 10-3-402 or 10-3-403 and the issuance of an order as required by 10-3-404, the principal executive officer may:
(a) direct and compel the evacuation of all or part of the population from an incident or emergency or disaster area within that political subdivision when necessary for the preservation of life or other disaster mitigation, response, or recovery; and
(b) control the ingress and egress to and from an incident or emergency or disaster area and the movement of persons within the area.
(2) Subject to 7-33-2212(4)(a), the authority to control ingress and egress, as provided in subsection (1)(b), includes the authority to close wildland areas to access during periods of extreme fire danger.
History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 71, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 595, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 450, L. 2007.