Sudden, unexpected, or impending situation that may cause injury, loss of life, damage to the property, and/or interference with the normal activities of a person or firm and which, therefore, requires immediate attention and remedial action.

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  • We heard about a fire so we rushed to the warehouse and the fire alarm indicated an emergency so we called 911.

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  • I was about to call the emergency room to come pick up my brother because he hurt his leg really bad.

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  • Do to the continued unrest in Ferguson, Governor Jay Nixon has a declared a state of emergency for the state of Missouri.

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