WHEREAS, I have been advised by the
Director, State Emergency Management Agency that the State of Arkansas
is requesting assistance under the Emergency Mutual Assistance Compact
in response to crippling snow and ice storms affecting the entire
State of Arkansas; and
WHEREAS, the State of Arkansas requests
that Missouri provide generators, operators and furnish ground support
beginning on December 27, 2000, and is continuing; and
WHEREAS, on December 27, 2000, I directed
the Missouri National Guard to initiate efforts to comply with the
State of Arkansas' request pursuant to the Emergency Mutual Assistance
WHEREAS, the Emergency Mutual Assistance
Compact is designed to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens
in the affected participating EMAC states; and
WHEREAS, protection of the safety and
welfare of the citizens in the affected communities requires an invocation
of the provisions of Section 44.415, RSMo and 41.480, RSMo.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Roger B. Wilson,
Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested
in me by Section 44.415, RSMo and Section 41.480, RSMo. do hereby
declare that Missouri will implement the Emergency Mutual Assistance
Compact agreement with the State of Arkansas to provide assistance
because Arkansas is experiencing devastating power outages because
of the snow and ice, and I do hereby direct that the Missouri State
Emergency Management Agency activate the EMAC plan. I further authorize
the use of the Missouri National Guard to provide support to the Arkansas
Office of Emergency Management.
This order shall terminate on January
31, 2001, 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 28th day of December, 2000.
||[Roger Wilson's signature]
[Rebecca McDowell Cook's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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