WHEREAS, I have been advised by the State Director, Emergency Management Agency, Office of the Adjutant General, that a natural disaster of major proportion has occurred in Missouri counties along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers; that damage to and loss of property as a result of heavy surface water from late June 1993 and continuing to present, and that the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the affected counties require an invocation of the provisions of Section 44.100, RSMo 1986; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in my by Section 44.100, RSMo 1986, do hereby declare that a state of emergency exists in the State of Missouri and that each jurisdiction officially requesting assistance is hereby declared to be a disaster area, and do hereby authorize that approved Missouri State Emergency Operations 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 the Director of the Department of Natural Resources, the State Highway and Transportation Commission, the Director of the Division of Family Services, the Missouri Conservation Commission and the Department of Public Safety 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 30 August, 1993, 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 12st day of July, 1993.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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