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What is the Humboldt Operational Area?

The Humboldt Operational Area includes the entirety of the County and its cities, towns, and special districts, in coordination with independent tribes. The Sheriff is designated Director of Emergency Services for the Operational Area by local ordinance. 

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1. What does the Office of Emergency Services do?
2. What is the Humboldt Operational Area?
3. What happens when a disaster exceeds the capacity of local response agencies?
4. What is an Emergency or Disaster Declaration?
5. What is an Emergency Operations Center?
6. What is a Joint Information Center?