County declares eclipse disaster

The declaration could help provide federal and state funding for emergency services.

Baker County commissioners approved an eclipse related declaration of disaster at their Wednesday meeting.

County Emergency Services Manager Jason Yencopal said the declaration will allow the county to better respond to issues related to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse (before and after the event) that is estimated to bring as many as 50,000 visitors to the area.

Source: County declares eclipse disaster; The declaration could help provide federal and state funding for emergency services