WHEREAS, the severe storm systems that began on June 12, 2010, created a condition that constituted a significant threat to the health, 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, since the severe storms began, state agencies, including the State Emergency Management Agency, Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri State Water Patrol, have provided resources and assistance to affected communities; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 10-22 was issued on June 21, 2010, declaring a State of Emergency within the State of Missouri and directing the resources of the state to assist affected local communities and help relieve the condition of distress and hazard to the safety and welfare of our fellow Missourians; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 10-22 expires on July 20, 2010, and
WHEREAS, ongoing rains and storm systems continue to have a significant detrimental impact on the state; and
WHEREAS, the State Emergency Management Agency continues to work with local officials to provide resources and coordinate ongoing response efforts throughout these events; and
WHEREAS, the State Emergency Management Agency has advised me that the resources of the State of Missouri may still be needed to assist affected jurisdictions and our fellow Missourians; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri will continue to be proactive where the health and safety of the citizens of Missouri are concerned.
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, do hereby extend the declaration of emergency contained in Executive Order 10-22 for the purpose of protecting the safety and welfare of our fellow Missourians.
This order shall terminate on August 19, 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 20th day of July, 2010.