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 Executive Order 11-19; and
WHEREAS, the State of Emergency will expire on September 15, 2011; and
WHEREAS, the tornadoes, floods and severe storms that have impacted the State 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, the Missouri National Guard continues to coordinate demolition and debris removal efforts in Joplin and to assist communities affected by flooding; and
WHEREAS, there is still a need for replacement driver licenses, nondriver licenses, vehicle titles, license plates, tabs and other documents lost or destroyed during the devastating tornado; and
WHEREAS, as cleanup efforts from the various natural disasters continue, it remains necessary for the Department of Natural Resources to be authorized to temporarily waive or suspend certain administrative or statutory rules or regulations to assist in the recovery effort; 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 and Executive Order 11-19) until December 15, 2011 unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent order.
It is further ordered that Executive Order 11-20 be extended until October 15, 2011, and Executive Order 11-07, Executive Order 11-08, Executive Order 11-11, Executive Order 11-14, and Executive Order 11-18 be extended until December 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 13th day of September, 2011.