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 on-going and forecast flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail, and tornadoes impacting communities throughout the state of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, the severe weather that began on June 12, 2010, has 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 will continue to be proactive where the health and safety of the citizens of Missouri are concerned; and
WHEREAS, interruptions of critical public services are occurring, or anticipated to occur, as a result of the on-going and forecast flooding; and
WHEREAS, the resources of the state of Missouri have been 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, I issued Executive Order 10-21 on June 15, 2010, activating the State Emergency Operations Center and Executive Order 10-22 on June 21, 2010, declaring a State of Emergency and directing state agencies to coordinate emergency services with affected local communities; and
WHEREAS, an invocation of the provisions of Sections 44.100 and 44.110, RSMo, will be required to ensure the protection of the safety and welfare of the citizens of Missouri.
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 Section 41.480.2 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, and 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.
This order shall terminate on July 23, 2010, 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 23rd day of June, 2010.