WHEREAS, I have been advised by the State Director, State Emergency Management Agency, Office of the Adjutant General, that a natural disaster of major proportions has occurred in the City of Hannibal, Marion County; that injury to persons and damage to and loss of property is imminent as the result of severe flooding that occurred April 2, 1983, and that the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this city requires an invocation of the provisions of Section 44.100, RSMo 1978;
NOW, THEREFORE, I KENNETH J. ROTHMAN, ACTING GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of authority vested in me by Section 44.100, RSMo1978, do declare that a state of emergency exists in the following city of Missouri: Hannibal, and that this city is hereby declared to be a disaster area, and do hereby authorize that the approved Missouri Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief 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 this city.
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, this 8th day of April, 1983.
[Kenneth J. Rothman's signature]
Kenneth J. Rothman
ACTING AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
[James Kirkpatrick's signature]
James C. Kirkpatrick
Secretary of State
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