WHEREAS, I have been advised by the State Emergency Management Agency that on-going and forecast severe storm systems have caused, or have the potential to cause, damages associated with flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail and tornadoes impacting communities throughout the State of Missouri; and specifically causing flooding along the Missouri River and tributaries, as well as rivers and tributaries in the northern half of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, there may be interruption of public services and temporary closure of transportation corridors, as a result of severe weather and flooding that began on June 12, 2010, and continues; and
WHEREAS, the severe weather and flooding that began on June 12, 2010, and continuing, may create conditions of distress and hazard to the safety, welfare, and property of the citizens of the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, the State Emergency Management Agency has been actively monitoring conditions and communicating with affected jurisdictions; and
WHEREAS, the state will continue to be proactive where the health and safety of the citizens of Missouri are concerned: and
WHEREAS, The State Emergency Management Agency may be needed to assist affected jurisdictions and ensure 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 Laws of the State of Missouri, including Sections 44.100 and 44.110, RSMo, do hereby order that the Missouri State Emergency Operations Center be activated.
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 15th day of June, 2010.