WHEREAS, I have been advised by the State Emergency Management Agency that the severe storm systems have caused, or have the potential to cause, damages associated with tornadoes, high winds, hail, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding, in addition to prolonged inundation and ground failure impacting communities throughout the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, interruptions of public services are occurring, or have occurred, as a result of the severe weather and flooding events starting on April 29, 2019 and continuing; and
WHEREAS, the severe storm systems and flooding beginning on April 29, 2019 and continuing have created a condition of distress and hazard to the safety, welfare, and property of the citizens of the State of Missouri beyond the capabilities of some 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, an invocation of the provisions of Sections 44.022, 44.100, and 44.110, RSMo., are required to ensure the protection of the safety and welfare of the citizens of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, on May 21, 2019, Executive Order 19-08 invoked the provisions of Sections 44.100 and 44.110, RSMo., and declared that a State of Emergency exists in the State of Missouri and directed the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan be activated; and
WHEREAS, additional resources of the State of Missouri are 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, MICHAEL L. PARSON, 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 Sections 44.022, 44.100, and 44.110, RSMo., order and direct the Adjutant General of the State of Missouri, or his designee, to forthwith call and order into active service such portions of the organized militia as he deems necessary to aid the executive officials of Missouri to protect life and property. It is further ordered and directed that the Adjutant General or his designee, and through him, the commanding officer of any unit or other organization of such organized militia so called into active service, take such action and employ such equipment as may be necessary in support of civilian authorities, and provide such assistance as may be authorized and directed by the Governor of this State through the Director of the Department of Public Safety, or her designee, to coordinate with the State Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies under the direction of the Director of the State Emergency Management Agency, or his designee.
This order shall terminate on June 27, 2019, 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 27th day of May, 2019.
[Michael L. Parson's signature]
Michael L. Parson
[Jay Ashcroft's signature]
John R. Ashcroft
Secretary of State