WHEREAS, a State of Emergency was declared on June 18, 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 15-03; and

WHEREAS, the State of Emergency will expire on July 18, 2015; and

WHEREAS, the severe weather systems that have impacted the state of Missouri since May 15, 2015 have resulted in loss of life and injury as well as damaged homes, businesses, transportation infrastructure, agricultural land and other property across the state; and

WHEREAS, severe weather systems continue to impact the state of Missouri causing ongoing conditions of distress and hazard to the safety, welfare, and property of the citizens of Missouri beyond the capabilities of local jurisdictions and other established agencies; and

WHEREAS, the state of Missouri will continue to be proactive where the health and safety of the citizens of Missouri are concerned; and

WHEREAS, the resources of the state of Missouri have been needed and will continue to be needed to assist affected jurisdictions and to help relieve the condition of distress and hazard to the safety and welfare of our fellow Missourians.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the state of Missouri, including Chapter 44, RSMo, do hereby extend the declaration of emergency contained in Executive Order 15-03 until August 14, 2015 unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent order.

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 14th day of July, 2015.

[Jay Nixon's signature]
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon


[Jason Kander's signature]
Jason Kander
Secretary of State

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