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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.


As used in this chapter, "emergency" means the actual or threatened existence of conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within this city caused by such conditions as air pollution, earthquake, epidemic, extreme and sudden energy shortages, drought, fire, flood, riot, storm, or other conditions, including conditions resulting from war or imminent threat of war, but other than conditions resulting from beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of this city, requiring the combined efforts of other political subdivisions to respond.