WHEREAS, the severe weather that began on April 19, 2011, created a condition of distress and hazards to the safety and welfare of the citizens of the state of Missouri beyond the capabilities of some local jurisdictions and other established agencies; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 11-06 was issued on April 22, 2011, declaring a State of Emergency within the state of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 11-07 was issued on April 25, 2011, authorizing the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to temporarily waive or suspend the operation of any statutory or administrative rule or regulation under her purview in order to best serve the interests of the public health and safety during the period of the emergency and subsequent recovery period; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 11-08 was issued on April 25, 2011, directing 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 to 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; and
WHEREAS, many communities in the state of Missouri continue to recover from the devastation caused by the severe weather; and
WHEREAS, Executive Orders 11-06, 11-07 and 11-08 expire on May 23, 2011, unless extended in whole or in part.
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, hereby extend the declaration of emergency contained in Executive Order 11-06 and the terms of Executive Orders 11-07 and 11-08 through June 20, 2011, for the purpose of continuing the recovery efforts in the affected Missouri communities.
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 May, 2011.