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 Benton, Worth, Gentry, Davies and Carter Counties, Missouri; loss of property has occurred as the result of severe storms, high winds, and torrential rains and that the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of those jurisdictions require an invocation of the provisions of Section 44.100, RSMo 1986;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN ASHCROFT, 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 affected jurisdictions 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 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 those counties.

Furthermore, I do specifically authorize and order all the Department directors or their designees to utilize 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, 1991, 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 24th day of June, 1991.

John Ashcroft's signature]


[Roy D. Blunt's signature]

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