Prior to the adoption of 17169 on 02/04/2002, Section 7-1 read as follows.

    A "disaster" is an occurrence such as a tornado, storm, flood, high water, wind-driven water, earthquake, drought, blizzard, pestilence, famine, fire, explosion, building collapse, vehicle wreck or any other situation that causes human suffering or creates human needs that the victims cannot alleviate without assistance, and that requires an extraordinary commitment of governmental resources. This definition is to be viewed advisedly and should not be applied rigidly so as to exclude situations not enumerated.

(Code 1964, § 6.010; Ord. No. 10457, § 1, 2-18-85)