WHEREAS, severe storms causing significant damage to areas in the east central part of the State of Missouri, including St. Louis City and St. Louis County, occurred on July 19 and July 21, 2006, resulting in a massive cleanup of debris from downed or damaged trees and other structures; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 06-25 was issued on July 20, 2006, declaring a State of Emergency within the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 06-27 was issued on July 21, 2006, authorizing the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to temporarily waive or suspend the operation of statutory or administrative rules or regulations in order to expedite the cleanup and recovery process; and
WHEREAS, in response to Executive Order 06-27, the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a waiver on July 21, 2006, easing restrictions on the placement of yard waste in landfills to aid in the debris cleanup; and
WHEREAS, several communities in the east central part of the State of Missouri are still clearing debris resulting from the July 2006 storms;
WHEREAS, Executive Orders 06-25 and 06-27 expire on August 19, 2006 unless extended in whole or in part.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Matt Blunt, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, hereby extend the declaration of emergency contained in Executive Order 06-25 and the terms of Executive Order 06-27 through September 22, 2006, for the purpose of continuing the cleanup efforts in the east central part of the State of Missouri.
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 18th day of August, 2006.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State