WHEREAS, I have been advised by the State Emergency Management Agency that the forecasted severe winter storm systems have the potential to cause damage associated with snow, freezing rain, sleet, ice, and low temperatures, impacting communities throughout the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, the severe winter storm systems reaching Missouri on January 24, 2023 and continuing may create a condition of distress and hazard to the safety, welfare, and property of the people of the State of Missouri beyond the capabilities of some local jurisdictions and other established agencies; and
WHEREAS, the resources of the State of Missouri may 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; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri is currently in a State of Emergency under Executive Order 22-11 until January 31, 2023; and
WHEREAS, the waivers of Section 323.030, RSMo, and 2 C.S.R. 90-10.019, exclusively applied to containers owned by Gygr-Gas, shall continue until expiration of this order; and
WHEREAS, Missourians continue to need access to propane to heat their homes and businesses during winter conditions; and
WHEREAS, Missouri families and businesses may be negatively impacted without the continued assistance of other propane companies; and
WHEREAS, further invocation of the provisions of Sections 44.100 and 44.110, RSMo, is required to ensure the safety and welfare of the people of Missouri and to activate the resources necessary to keep Missourians safe; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri must continue to be proactive where the health and safety of its citizens are concerned.
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, do hereby extend the State of Emergency originally declared in Executive Order 22-08 and extended by Executive Order 22-11 until February 28, 2023, unless terminated or extended by subsequent order. This Order permits only the statutory and regulatory waivers contained in Executive Orders 22-08 and 22-11, and repeated herein, as well as the activation of the Missouri Department of National Guard described below.
I further order, pursuant to Sections 41.480 and 41.690, RSMo, 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, and it is further 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.
I further authorize state agencies to provide assistance as needed.
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 January, 2023.
[Michael L. Parson's signature]
MICHAEL L. PARSON
[Jay Ashcroft's signature]
JOHN R. ASHCROFT
SECRETARY OF STATE