WHEREAS, a State of Emergency was declared on April 22, 2011 pursuant to Executive Order 11-06 and extended by Executive Order 11-09; and
WHEREAS, the State of Emergency will expire on June 20, 2011; and
WHEREAS, the recent tornadoes, floods and severe storms caused catastrophic damage and significant loss of life and continue to cause distress and hazards to citizens and communities across the state; and
WHEREAS, the magnitude of the ongoing recovery efforts exceeds the capabilities of local jurisdictions and other established agencies and will necessitate the continued assistance of state emergency resources, including the Missouri National Guard; and
WHEREAS, while the state and its citizens continue to recover from the tornadoes, floods and severe weather that have occurred since April, 2011, the United States Army Corps of Engineers is and will continue to release water at unprecedented levels from reservoirs located in the upper Missouri River basin; and
WHEREAS, the action of the United States Corps of Engineers has already caused flooding in northwest Missouri and is projected to significantly raise the level of the Missouri River causing additional widespread flooding and placing individuals and property in peril; and
WHEREAS, the flooding along the Missouri River will exceed the capabilities of local jurisdictions and other established agencies for a prolonged period of time and the State of Missouri is prepared to provide its citizens and local communities the assistance and resources necessary to protect life and property; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri National Guard, pursuant to Executive Order 11-18, is supervising and coordinating the State's efforts in responding to the flood; and
WHEREAS, several executive orders have been issued pursuant to the emergency powers contained in Chapter 44, RSMo, to aid in the response to these disasters and relieve the distress and hardship experienced by the affected citizens and communities.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the power vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, including Chapter 44, RSMo, do hereby extend the declaration of emergency contained in Executive Order 11-06 (and extended by Executive Order 11-09) until September 15, 2011 unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent order.
It is further ordered that Executive Order 11-07, Executive Order 11-08, Executive Order 11-10, Executive Order 11-11, Executive Order 11-13, Executive Order 11-14, Executive Order 11-15, Executive Order 11-16 and Executive Order 11-18 be extended until September 15, 2011 unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent order.
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 17th day of June, 2011.