WHEREAS, I have been adivsed by the Directory
of the State Emergency Management Agency that a natural disaster of
major proportions has occurred throughout western, central, and northern
Missouri, which areas have been affected by severe winter weather affecting
several communities in the state; and
WHEREAS, interruption of public services
are occurring as a result of the severe winter weather beginning on
January 30, 2002, and continuing; and
WHEREAS, protecting the safety and welfare
of the citizens in the affected communities requires an invocation of
the provisions of Chapter 44, RSMo.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Holden, Governor
of the State of Missouri, by the authority of the virtue vested in me
by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Missouri, including Section
44.100, RSMo, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists in
the State of Missouri. The west, central, and northern counties are
hereby declared disaster areas, and I do hereby direct that the Missouri
State Emergency Operations Plan be activated. I further authorize the
use of state agencies to provide support to the affected areas.
|| 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 31st day of January 2002.
||[Bob Holden's signature]
[Matt Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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