WHEREAS, an extreme amount of precipitation, falling on Northeastern Missouri on July 26, 1981, caused flooding conditions and threatened inhabitants below the Clarence Cannon Reservoir Dam; and,
WHEREAS, such flood conditions created a hazard to property and public safety, now recognized to be beyond the capabilities of local and other established agencies, therefore necessitating the provision of emergency relief to the citizenry of the distressed area;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, and the Commander-in-Chief of the militia of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of this State and pursuant to Chapter 41, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1978, do hereby declare that an emergency exists in Ralls County, Missouri and I order and direct the Adjutant General of the State, or his designee, to forthwith call and order into active service such portions of the organized militia as he deems necessary to aid the executive officials of Ralls County, Missouri, to protect life and property, and it is further ordered and directed that the Adjutant General or his designee, and through him the commanding officer of any unit or other organization of such organized militia so called into active service to take such action and employ such equipment as may be necessary in support of civilian authorities, and to provide such other assistance as may be authorized and directed by the Governor of this State.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, this 28th day of July, 1981.
[Christopher S. Bond's signature]
[James Kirkpatrick's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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