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The following words and phrases whenever used in this chapter shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context a different meaning is intended.

A. “Emergency” includes any human caused or natural event or circumstances causing or threatening loss of life, injury to person or property, human suffering or financial loss, and includes, but is not limited to, fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, drought, earthquake, spills or releases of oil or hazardous material, contamination, disease, blight, infestation, civil disturbance or riot.

B. “Emergency Management Plan” means that plan entitled “City of Ashland Emergency Management Plan” adopted by resolution of the council or as may be amended from time to time in subsequent resolutions.