WHEREAS, I have been advised by the State Director, Emergency Management Agency, Office Of the Adjutant General, that a natural disaster of major proportion has occurred in several counties along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and in Counties in the southern half of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, these counties have experienced loss of life and property from severe storms and flash flooding from April 10 through April 12, 1994; and
WHEREAS, the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the affected counties require an invocation of the provisions of Section 44.100, RSMo 1986;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 44,100, RSMo 1986, do hereby declare that a state of emergency exists in the State of Missouri and that each jurisdiction officially requesting assistance is hereby declared to be a disaster area, and do hereby authorize that the approved Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan be activated and do further authorize the use of such agencies, personnel and equipment of the State as may be necessary for the preservation of life, property and the restoration of public facilities in those counties.
FURTHERMORE, I do specifically authorize and order the Directors of State Agencies or their designees to utilize the personnel and equipment of their respective agencies in support of local government as may be deemed appropriate under the circumstances during the period in which this order is effective.
THIS ORDER shall terminate on June 30, 1994, unless extended in whole or in part.
||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 14th day of April, 1994.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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