Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke declared a local disaster emergency because of the extreme dry weather conditions. The declaration means private fireworks displays are banned until further notice. The declaration does not affect plans for the city’s public fireworks display on July 4. The public fireworks display, hosted by Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, will begin at approximately 9 p.m. along the riverfront.
DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY
Pursuant to Evansville Municipal Code Section 2.150.110 and Indiana Code Section 10-14-3-29, the Mayor of the City of Evansville hereby declares a local disaster emergency due to the historic weather conditions and extreme drought and the associated imminent threat of fire resulting from the use of fireworks in the City of Evansville. Accordingly, except for the permitted public fireworks display from the Ohio River on July 4, 2012, from 5 p.m. on June 20, 2012, and for a period of seven (7) days thereafter, the use of any and all fireworks is hereby prohibited in the City of Evansville. The Mayor intends to renew this declaration at the expiration of this seven (7) period, if weather conditions do not improve and the imminent threat of fire remains.