WHEREAS, floods and rapid runoff, commencing on, September 22, 1993, were experienced throughout the following counties in Missouri as a result of extremely heavy rains: Nodaway, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Jefferson, Crawford, and Washington. This flooding and associated runoff has produced serious and extensive damage to both private and public property. As a consequence, this State has sustained severe damage to its road systems which include bridges, roadbeds and other facilities. Damage occurred on the Federal-aid system; and
WHEREAS, damage throughout these counties in the State has been of such an extent that immediate repairs were necessary. Such conditions constitute an emergency as is contemplated by the terms of Sections 125 and 120(f) of Title 23, U.S.C.;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby order that an emergency exists throughout these counties in the State as a result of flooding and runoff conditions and consequent danger of life and damage to property including highway and bridge facilities on the Federal-aid highway system. The immediate repair and reconstruction of the damaged highways is vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the State of Missouri; and the Secretary of Transportation of the United States is hereby requested to concur in the declaration of this emergency.
||IN WITNESS 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, on this 3rd day of January, 1994.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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